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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 55%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArtesia/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime441n/a (estimate)3,5663,6202,346
Murder0n/a0.07.86.5
Rape10n/a80.955.538.4
Robbery4n/a32.399.073.9
Assault51n/a412.4615.9279.7
Violent crime65n/a (estimate)526778388
Burglary79n/a638.8648.8314.2
Theft264n/a2,134.91,765.51,398.0
Vehicle theft33n/a266.9427.6246.0
Property crime376n/a (estimate)3,0412,8421,958

Key findings

  • Artesia crime rates are 52% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Artesia are 36% higher than the national average
  • In Artesia you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Artesia is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Artesia has not changed

Artesia crime map

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      Daily Crime In Artesia (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Artesia, NM per 100,000 people. In Artesia, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.02 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.52 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Artesia is 1.48 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.36 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Artesia has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times more than the New Mexico average and 1.55 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Artesia (higher is better)

      Is Artesia safe in comparison to other cities in the state of New Mexico as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Artesia to other cities in the state and across the country, Artesia is 34% safer than other cities of New Mexico and 14% safer than other cities in the nation. Artesia has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Artesia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Artesia is 1 in 191
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Artesia is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Artesia is 1 in 29
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Artesia, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 191. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 33 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Artesia is 1 in 29.

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

      Determining whether Artesia is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Artesia violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Artesia has not changed in the same time frame.

      Artesia police department

      ItemArtesiaNew MexicoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)503,705558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.44.43.3
      There are a total of 50 Artesia police officers. This results in 4.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 0.4% less than the New Mexico average and 35% greater than the National average.

      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
      Atoka, NM8147622,7843,546
      Lake Arthur, NM4611,1464,1855,330
      Artesia, NM11,8175263,0413,566

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Vinings, GA11,816152765917
      Schiller Park, IL11,8132261,6721,899
      Mays Chapel, MD11,8112459871,232
      Holiday City-Berkeley, NJ11,8242591,5361,795
      Scotts Valley, CA11,8241361,5711,707
      Artesia, NM11,8175263,0413,566
      Source: The Artesia, NM crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.