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Old 09-27-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, NM
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In my experience, gangs and crime don't have a major impact on life in Santa Fe (so far - hope I didn't jinx myself). I haven't changed the way I lead my life, nor where I shop or travel. I don't regularly visit "gang" areas or drive through certain sections of town at night, but that isn't a hardship - there aren't any stores there that I need to go to anyway.

I will say that I've been surprised at the number of break ins and suspicious vehicles reported in my neighborhood. As a result, I am in the process of putting up a gate on my front driveway for more security when we're not in town.

So... I don't know... we certainly have gangs, and crime, but perhaps no more than any other city this size in the SW?
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Default Property Crime in Santa Fe?

For a city its size, Santa Fe seems to have a lot of property crime. The 2011 rate is down from 2010, but it still seems high to me.

Would some SF residents care to comment? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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It's up again this year according to the New Mexican, this article was from just a few days ago. Anytime I hear about crime rates in New Mexico drugs are usually strongly correlated. We have a very high rate of drug and alcohol abuse here.

Home burglaries on rise again in Santa Fe - The Santa Fe New Mexican
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Northville, Nebraska
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Yes, lots of property crime and the court system does not punish those running around doing it.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Can only speak for myself -- and with the caveat that I do live outside of the city limits -- but I have lived here for 4 years now and have never been a victim of property crime -- and don't know anyone who has.

I am sure there is property crime happening in the city of Santa Fe -- just as it does everywhere -- but in my experience, I have seen very very little of it reported by my friends or acquaintenances.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Sequim, WA
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City Data's crime stats show the burglary rate in Santa Fe is roughly 4 times the national average and even about 3 times the rate in Albuquerque.

Since "Eldorado at Santa Fe" is considered its own entity, I rather doubt the Santa Fe crime rate includes that area. My guess in the crime rate for nearly all crimes in Eldorado is a tiny fraction of the rates in Santa Fe.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe
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I've lived here all my life and was the victim of a property crime once...about 30 years ago.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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City Data's crime stats show the burglary rate in Santa Fe is roughly 4 times the national average and even about 3 times the rate in Albuquerque.

Since "Eldorado at Santa Fe" is considered its own entity, I rather doubt the Santa Fe crime rate includes that area. My guess in the crime rate for nearly all crimes in Eldorado is a tiny fraction of the rates in Santa Fe.
When I was talking about crime experienced by my friends and acquaintenances, I was referring to people that I know in Eldorado AND Santa Fe. Even among people I know who live in the city, I know of very little crime that any of them have experienced.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I've been using https://www.crimereports.com/ to keep track. To me, it looks like quite a bit of property crime crammed into a relatively small area.

In the last seven days (as of 2012-06-01), it shows a combined total of 182 incidents of breaking & entering, theft, vehicle theft, and residential property crime. Data provided by the police dept and sheriff's office.

This could be a function of how incidents are reported, but it still looks like quite a lot to me.

Also, http://www.santafecounty.org/sheriffs_hotsheets can be used to keep a running tab.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Property crimes are often crimes of opportunity.
Santa Fe is sometimes viewed as an 'island of wealth' in a poor state.
For the criminal element, that's like ringing the dinner bell.

Food for thought..........................................

We had some break-ins in my old neighborhood a few years back.
Not one home that owned a DOG was burglarized.

Steve
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