Reported Annual Crime In Roswell

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRoswell/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,298n/a (estimate)4,7744,7252,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRoswell/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a10.47.15.3
Rape42n/a87.360.341.7
Robbery19n/a39.5178.398.0
Assault240n/a498.6537.8248.9
Violent crime306n/a (estimate)636784383
Burglary426n/a885.0858.1430.4
Theft1,468n/a3,049.82,519.91,694.4
Vehicle theft98n/a203.6563.8237.4
Property crime1,992n/a (estimate)4,1383,9422,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Roswell, NM. The total number of reported crimes in Roswell, NM is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Roswell, NM crime rate is 1% higher than the New Mexico average and is 74% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Roswell, NM has a violent crime rate that is 19% lower than the New Mexico average and 66% higher than the national average. For property crime, Roswell, NM is 5% higher than the New Mexico average and 75% higher than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Roswell is 74% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.08 daily crimes that occur in Roswell.
  • Roswell is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Roswell you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Roswell has decreased by 16%.

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Compare Roswell, NM Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Roswell (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Roswell, 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 Roswell, NM are 1.01 times more than the New Mexico average and 1.74 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Roswell, NM are 1.23 times less than than New Mexico and 1.66 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Roswell, NM are 1.05 times more than than New Mexico and 1.75 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Roswell (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Roswell, 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 Roswell, NM to other cities in the state and across the country, Roswell, NM is 27% safer than other cities of New Mexico and 9% 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, Roswell, NM has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Roswell, NM crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Roswell

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Roswell is 1 in 158
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Roswell is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Roswell is 1 in 21
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Roswell, NM? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Roswell, NM, then there is a 1 in 158 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 25. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Roswell, NM.

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

The year over year crime rate for Roswell, NM is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Roswell, NM has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 3% in Roswell, NM, while property crimes in Roswell, NM have decreased by 18%. Crimes in total for Roswell, NM have decreased by 16% year over year.

Roswell police department

ItemRoswellNew MexicoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1123,705558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.34.43.3
There are a total of 112 Roswell police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.7% less than the New Mexico average and 29.2% 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
Dexter, NM1,25479079
Midway, NM1,0474142,0822,496
Roswell, NM48,4076364,1384,774

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
East Lansing, MI48,3951681,5961,764
Parker, CO48,4421481,5031,650
Newark, OH48,4773753,0473,422
Antelope, CA48,3256413,5634,204
Azusa, CA48,4982932,3962,689
Roswell, NM48,4076364,1384,774
Source: The Roswell, NM crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.