The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Portales, NM. These figures on reported criminal activity in Portales, NM, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Portales, NM is 9% lower than the average of the whole of the state of New Mexico, and when compared with the national average, is 38% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Portales, NM has 15% lower than violent crime rate than New Mexico average, while remaining 50% higher than the national average. In property crime, Portales, NM is 8% lower than the average of New Mexico and is 36% higher than the national average.