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Total crime 33%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 30%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRio Rancho/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,663n/a (estimate)1,6743,9452,489
Murder3n/a3.08.65.0
Rape32n/a32.261.442.6
Robbery20n/a20.1111.681.6
Assault134n/a134.9650.5250.2
Violent crime189n/a (estimate)190832379
Burglary261n/a262.7696.8340.5
Theft1,084n/a1,091.01,988.81,549.5
Vehicle theft129n/a129.8427.2219.9
Property crime1,474n/a (estimate)1,4843,1132,110

Key findings

  • Rio Rancho crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Rio Rancho are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Rio Rancho you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Rio Rancho is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Rio Rancho has decreased by 9%

Rio Rancho crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Rio Rancho (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Rio Rancho, per 100,000 residents. In Rio Rancho, the total number of daily crimes is 2.36 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.49 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Rio Rancho are 4.37 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.99 times less than the national average. For property crime, Rio Rancho has a daily crime rate that is 2.10 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.42 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Rio Rancho (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Rio Rancho to every other city in New Mexico, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Rio Rancho safe? The gauges above illustrate that Rio Rancho is safer than 73% of every city located within New Mexico along with 53% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in New Mexico and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Rio Rancho, NM is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Rio Rancho

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Rio Rancho is 1 in 526
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Rio Rancho is 1 in 68
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Rio Rancho is 1 in 60
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Rio Rancho? If you reside in Rio Rancho, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 526. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 68 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Rio Rancho, is 1 in 60.

      Year Over Year Crime In Rio Rancho (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Rio Rancho is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Rio Rancho has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Rio Rancho has decreased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Rio Rancho has decreased by 9% year over year.

      Rio Rancho police department

      ItemRio RanchoNew MexicoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2223,705558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.43.3
      There are a total of 222 Rio Rancho police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.7% less than the New Mexico average and 23.7% less 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
      Sandia Heights, NM3,319158593751
      Corrales, NM8,474138711849
      Placitas, NM4,8532168091,025
      Carnuel, NM1,8392529421,193
      Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM6,0692711,0121,283
      Indian Hills, NM1,2654161,5581,974
      Monterey Park, NM1,7714671,7482,215
      Rio Rancho, NM92,9661901,4841,674

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sandy, UT93,1411912,4212,613
      Carson, CA92,7804832,1802,662
      Orem, UT93,220901,9962,086
      Hesperia, CA92,6644821,7352,217
      Lawrence, KS92,6114082,3002,708
      Rio Rancho, NM92,9661901,4841,674
      Source: The Rio Rancho, 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.