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Health Indicator Report of Crime Rate

The impact of crime on an individual victim, their loved ones, and their community depends on a variety of factors, but often crime victimization has significant emotional, psychological, physical, financial, and social consequences.

Crime - Violent Crime by by U.S. States, 2016

Data Source

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Crime in the U.S.,


The rate of violent and property crimes per 100,000 population.


The number of violent and property crimes.


The number of persons in the population

How Are We Doing?

In 2016, every day on average, 224 New Mexicans were victims of property crimes, 32 of which were motor vehicle thefts, and 40 were victims of violent crimes, 4 of which were rapes and 7 were robberies. New Mexico had the highest property crime rate among all 50 states, and the second-highest violent crime rate.

Evidence-based Practices

The U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice provides a large number of community and other crime prevention strategies on their [ Crime Prevention webpage], including programs and strategies for communities, justice system, policing, and the courts, and strategies for violent and property crimes, substance abuse, gangs and juveniles. Practices include alcohol and drug treatment and recovery, advocacy interventions to empower women who have experienced intimate partner violence and school- or community-based programs targeting frequently absent students or students at risk of dropping out of school.
Page Content Updated On 12/20/2017, Published on 03/16/2018
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Content updated: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:51:11 MDT