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Total crime 59%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 62%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePlacitas/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,025 (estimate)3,9452,489
Murdern/an/an/a8.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a61.442.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.681.6
Assaultn/an/an/a650.5250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)216 (estimate)832379
Burglaryn/an/an/a696.8340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,988.81,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a427.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)809 (estimate)3,1132,110

Key findings

  • Placitas crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Placitas are 43% lower than the national average
  • In Placitas you have a 1 in 98 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Placitas is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Placitas has decreased by 8%

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The Placitas crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Placitas 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 Placitas crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Placitas (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Placitas

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Placitas is 1 in 463
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Placitas is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Placitas is 1 in 98

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

      Placitas police department

      ItemPlacitasNew MexicoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,705558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.43.3

      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
      San Antonito, NM1,186120449569
      Sandia Heights, NM3,319158593751
      Corrales, NM8,474138711849
      Sandia Knolls, NM1,475194727921
      Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM6,0692711,0121,283
      Rio Rancho, NM92,9661901,4841,674
      Monterey Park, NM1,7714671,7482,215
      Placitas, NM4,8532168091,025

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Annville, PA4,8552581,1851,443
      Peculiar, MO4,8561291,8281,957
      Zephyrhills West, FL4,8563361,9072,243
      Willits, CA4,8483241,8632,188
      Swannanoa, NC4,8583001,9002,200
      Placitas, NM4,8532168091,025
      Source: The Placitas, NM crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.