Albuquerque, NM Criminal and Public Records

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We’ve compiled data on the most commonly searched crimes in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County and New Mexico. Our statistics also include comparisons of Albuquerque's crime rate to New Mexico's and nationwide. Keep in mind that Albuquerque has a population of 559,121 while New Mexico has a population of 2,085,109.

When reviewing the data, It is critical to remember that these numbers only reflect reported crimes. There are some crimes, even serious crimes, which are notoriously underreported, such as rape or sexual assault.

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Crime in The Last Reported Year

In 2015 in Albuquerque, NM, there were 5,406 reported major violent crimes and 33,993 reported major property offenses. This is in addition to a number of lesser offenses.

Of the violent crime types, the most common to occur in Albuquerque is agg. assault, with 3,273 reported. This represented 60.54% of all violent crimes. Similarly, the most common property crime was larceny with 22,818 reported.

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Albuquerque Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (11th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (11th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (15th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (18th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (18th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (8th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (11th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 32nd
  • Violent Crimes: 24th (365th per 100k)
  • Murder: 40th (340th per 100k)
  • Rape: 26th (712th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 22nd (555th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 25th (173rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 16th (367th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 20th (578th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 21st (555th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 15th (68th per 100k)
  • Arson: 45th (675th per 100k)

In Bernalillo County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (1st per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 559,121
  • Households: 222,098
  • Median Income: $47,030.00
  • Land Area: 188.17 miles2
  • Water Area: 1.798 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Albuquerque, NM Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 30 43
Rape 402 404
Agg. Assault 3121 3273
Robbery 1381 1686
Burglary 6123 5996
Vehicle Thefts 3558 5179
Arson 86 89

Violent Crimes in Albuquerque, NM in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 43
Rape 404
Aggravated Assault 3273
Robbery 1686

Property Crimes in Albuquerque, NM in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 5996
Larceny 22818
Motor Vehicle Theft 5179
Arson 89

Burglary in Albuquerque, NM

Year Burglary
2006 6352
2007 5622
2008 6224
2009 6376
2010 5465
2011 5985
2012 6677
2013 7297
2014 6123
2015 5996

Murder in Albuquerque, NM

Year Murder
2006 34
2007 47
2008 38
2009 56
2010 42
2011 35
2012 41
2013 37
2014 30
2015 43

New Mexico Criminal Statistics:


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Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 12459 13681
Murder 101 117
Rape 2546 2887
Agg. Assault 8797 9407
Robbery 2086 2485
Property Crimes 73877 77094
Burglary 18505 17085
Larceny 49082 51483
Vehicle Thefts 6290 8526
Arson 0 0

Burglary in the state of New Mexico

Year Burglary
2006 20909
2007 18992
2008 21713
2009 22022
2010 21014
2011 21423
2012 21384
2013 21476
2014 18505
2015 17085

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