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Total crime 43%
Violent crime 13%
Property crime 53%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCottonwood Heights/100k peopleAlbuquerque/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime42,2653,701 (estimate)7,5444,2762,580
Murder69n/a12.38.05.0
Rape479n/a85.564.642.6
Robbery1,979n/a353.2135.186.2
Assault5,119n/a913.7648.9246.8
Violent crime7,646332 (estimate)1,365857381
Burglary6,378n/a1,138.4767.8376.0
Theft21,625n/a3,860.02,166.11,594.6
Vehicle theft6,616n/a1,180.9485.8228.9
Property crime34,6193,369 (estimate)6,1793,4202,200

Key findings

  • Cottonwood Heights crime rates are 43% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cottonwood Heights are 13% lower than the national average
  • In Cottonwood Heights you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cottonwood Heights is safer than 78% of the cities in New Mexico
  • Year over year crime in Albuquerque has decreased by 14%

Cottonwood Heights crime map

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The Cottonwood Heights crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Cottonwood Heights as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Cottonwood Heights crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Cottonwood Heights (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cottonwood Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 302
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cottonwood Heights is 1 in 28

      Year Over Year Crime In Albuquerque (per 100,000 people)

      Albuquerque police department

      ItemCottonwood HeightsAlbuquerqueNew Mexico
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,4133,705
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.64.4

      Sex offenders in New Mexico

      StateTotal offendersNew Mexico /100KNational /100K
      New Mexico3,129155266
      There are a total of 3,129 sex offenders in New Mexico. This yields a total of 155 sex offenders in New Mexico per 100,000 residents which is 42% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Corrales, NM8,47435501536
      Sandia Heights, NM3,319163651815
      Placitas, NM4,8532238881,111
      Carnuel, NM1,8392591,0351,294
      Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM6,0692791,1121,391
      Rio Rancho, NM92,9662021,6381,840
      Indian Hills, NM1,2654291,7122,141
      Albuquerque, NM556,8591,3656,1797,544

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Tucson, AZ527,5867374,9545,691
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,4132,9724,385
      Fresno, CA513,8075553,3453,900
      Louisville, KY611,5732502,3152,565
      Las Vegas, NV613,2956052,8383,443
      Albuquerque, NM556,8591,3656,1797,544
      Source: The Cottonwood Heights, Albuquerque, NM crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.