Reported Annual Crime In Las Cruces

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Cruces/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,040n/a (estimate)3,9534,2762,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLas Cruces/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a4.98.05.0
Rape56n/a54.864.642.6
Robbery39n/a38.2135.186.2
Assault313n/a306.3648.9246.8
Violent crime413n/a (estimate)404857381
Burglary526n/a514.7767.8376.0
Theft2,817n/a2,756.32,166.11,594.6
Vehicle theft284n/a277.9485.8228.9
Property crime3,627n/a (estimate)3,5493,4202,200

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Las Cruces, NM is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Las Cruces, NM. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Las Cruces, NM averages 8% lower than the rest of New Mexico while the rate of crime on a national scale is 53% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Las Cruces, NM is 53% lower than the average rate of crime in New Mexico and 6% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 4% higher than the remainder of the state of New Mexico and 61% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Las Cruces, NM area.
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The Las Cruces crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Las Cruces is 53% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.83 daily crimes that occur in Las Cruces.
  • Las Cruces is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Las Cruces you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Las Cruces has decreased by 20%.

Compare Las Cruces, NM Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Las Cruces (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Las Cruces, NM is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for New Mexico and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Las Cruces, NM are 1.08 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.53 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Las Cruces, NM are 2.12 times less than than New Mexico and 1.06 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Las Cruces, NM are 1.04 times more than than New Mexico and 1.61 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Las Cruces (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Las Cruces, NM in comparison to other notable cities in the state of New Mexico as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Las Cruces, NM to other cities in the state and across the country, Las Cruces, NM is 12% safer than other cities of New Mexico and 2% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in New Mexico cities and all around the United States, Las Cruces, NM has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Las Cruces, NM crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Las Cruces

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Las Cruces is 1 in 248
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Las Cruces is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Las Cruces is 1 in 26
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Las Cruces, NM? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Las Cruces, NM your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 248. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 29 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 Las Cruces, NM is 1 in 26.

Year Over Year Crime In Las Cruces (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Las Cruces, NM is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Las Cruces, NM has increased by 65%, while the property crime rate in Las Cruces, NM has decreased by 24% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Las Cruces, NM has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Las Cruces police department

ItemLas CrucesNew MexicoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2663,705558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.43.3
There are a total of 266 Las Cruces police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.5% less than the New Mexico average and 18% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Mexico

StateTotal offendersNew Mexico /100KNational /100K
New Mexico3,160156222
There are a total of 3,160 sex offenders in New Mexico. This yields a total of 156 sex offenders in New Mexico per 100,000 residents which is 30% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mesilla, NM2,486000
Radium Springs, NM1,5473381,3471,684
San Miguel, NM1,2214031,6102,013
Doña Ana, NM1,3254301,7152,145
Vado, NM1,9214671,8662,333
San Ysidro, NM2,0551,0151,5232,538
San Pablo, NM9896852,7343,419
Las Cruces, NM101,4594043,5493,953

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
South Bend, IN101,0371,0394,3035,342
Tyler, TX101,9463882,9513,339
Clovis, CA102,1481982,1812,379
Jurupa Valley, CA100,7373092,6382,947
Sandy Springs, GA102,2121181,8551,972
Las Cruces, NM101,4594043,5493,953
Source: The Las Cruces, 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.
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