Rio Rancho, NM Criminal and Public Records

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About Rio Rancho

Rio Rancho is located in Bernalillo County, with a population of 94,171. This makes it the 3rd most populous city in New Mexico. It has an average income of $60,893.

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Public Criminal Records

In 2015, there were 207 reported major violent crimes (0.002171 per person) and 1,877 reported major property crimes in Rio Rancho (0.01969 per person). While these reported crime rates are helpful, it is very important to realize that there is a gap between the actual number of crimes committed and the number of reported crimes; many crimes are notoriously underreported.

In addition, some crimes may be charged under different headings. For example, aggravated assaults that are committed against family members may be charged as domestic violence rather than assault. The charts below show more stats on yearly trends for specific crime types in Rio Rancho.

Crime Rates Compared to New Mexico

When it comes to major violent crimes, Rio Rancho has 0.002171 violent crimes per person. This compares to 0.006561 violent crimes per person statewide.

Rio Rancho has 0.01969 major property crimes per person. This compares to 0.036974 per person statewide.

Disclaimer: The city of Rio Rancho resides in these counties: Sandoval County, Bernalillo County.


Rio Rancho Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 8th (45th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (17th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (21st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (43rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (31st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 7th (36th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (45th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 7th (33rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (28th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 311th
  • Violent Crimes: 426th (2,818th per 100k)
  • Murder: 75th (386th per 100k)
  • Rape: 143rd (922nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 352nd (2,634th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 320th (1,656th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 504th (3,951st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 416th (3,273rd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 497th (3,933rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 332nd (1,442nd per 100k)

In Bernalillo County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (4th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (4th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 94,171
  • Households: 32,511
  • Median Income: $60,893
  • Land Area: 103.471 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.32 miles2
  • Time Zone: MDT

Rio Rancho, NM Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 3
Rape 10 48
Agg. Assault 136 134
Robbery 28 22
Burglary 409 326
Vehicle Thefts 112 189
Arson 13 0

Violent Crimes in Rio Rancho, NM in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 3
Rape 48
Aggravated Assault 134
Robbery 22

Property Crimes in Rio Rancho, NM in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 326
Larceny 1362
Motor Vehicle Theft 189
Arson 0

Agg. Assault in Rio Rancho, NM

Year Agg. Assault
2006 234
2007 216
2008 174
2009 178
2010 135
2011 151
2012 156
2014 136
2015 134

Robbery in Rio Rancho, NM

Year Robbery
2006 15
2007 18
2008 35
2009 30
2010 18
2011 15
2012 21
2014 28
2015 22

New Mexico Criminal Statistics:


If you have an idea of how large Rio Rancho is compared to the overall population of State or if you want to determine whether there has been an increase or a decline in reported crime numbers from year-to-year, then you may want to look at statewide reported crimes.

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

While the above statistics are helpful in some circumstances, they do not give you information about how Rio Rancho compares to the rest of New Mexico or to the nation in terms of likelihood that you will be the victim of a crime. To make those comparisons, you need to look at the crime rate. The crime rate refers to the number of crimes per a set number of people. In our crime rates, we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By comparing these rates, you can determine whether a person in Rio Rancho is at a higher or lower risk of being a victim of a major crime than people in the rest of New Mexico or nationwide.


Agg. Assault in the state of New Mexico

Year Agg. Assault
2006 9241
2007 9570
2008 9443
2009 9338
2010 9412
2011 9082
2012 8740
2013 9382
2014 8797
2015 9407

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