Reported Annual Crime In Taos

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 peopleTaos/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime549n/a (estimate)9,5134,7252,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTaos/100k peopleNew Mexico/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a17.37.15.3
Rape1n/a17.360.341.7
Robbery5n/a86.6178.398.0
Assault29n/a502.5537.8248.9
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)624784383
Burglary139n/a2,408.6858.1430.4
Theft334n/a5,787.62,519.91,694.4
Vehicle theft40n/a693.1563.8237.4
Property crime513n/a (estimate)8,8893,9422,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Taos, NM. These figures on reported criminal activity in Taos, NM, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Taos, NM is 101% higher than the average of the whole of the state of New Mexico, and when compared with the national average, is 247% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Taos, NM has 20% lower than violent crime rate than New Mexico average, while remaining 63% higher than the national average. In property crime, Taos, NM is 126% higher than the average of New Mexico and is 276% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Taos is 247% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 26.06 daily crimes that occur in Taos.
  • Taos is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Taos you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Taos has decreased by 6%.

Compare Taos, NM Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Taos (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Taos, NM per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for New Mexico and on a national scale. In Taos, NM the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 2.01 times more than the New Mexico average and 3.47 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Taos, NM is 1.26 times less than the New Mexico average and 1.63 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Taos, NM has a constant daily crime rate that is 2.26 times more than the New Mexico average and 3.76 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Taos (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Taos, 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 Taos, NM to other cities in the state and across the country, Taos, NM is 19% safer than other cities of New Mexico and 6% 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, Taos, NM has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Taos, NM crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Taos

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Taos is 1 in 161
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Taos is 1 in 12
The chance of being a victim of crime in Taos is 1 in 11
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Taos, 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 Taos, NM, then there is a 1 in 161 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 12. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 11 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Taos, NM.

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

Determining whether Taos, NM is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Taos, NM has decreased by 57% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Taos, NM has decreased by 6% in the same time frame.

Taos police department

ItemTaosNew MexicoNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)353,705558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.14.43.3
There are a total of 35 Taos police officers. This results in 6.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 38.8% greater than the New Mexico average and 88.1% greater 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
Ranchos de Taos, NM2,1972221,1161,338
Taos Ski Valley, NM14301,4491,449
Taos Pueblo, NM1,3733361,6892,024
Arroyo Seco, NM8694102,0632,473
Talpa, NM8187903,9754,765
Peñasco, NM5659864,9575,943
Chamisal, NM3321,0065,0576,062
Taos, NM5,7356248,8899,513

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Fort Wright, KY5,732521,3491,401
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Taos, NM5,7356248,8899,513
Source: The Taos, NM crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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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