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Belen, New Mexico Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Belen, New Mexico. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Belen compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Belen, New Mexico, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 5,977 total crimes reported in Belen, New Mexico (685 of them violent). Of the 747 crimes that transpire each year in Belen, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Belen, New Mexico every 11 hours. This includes 8 murders, 43 rapes, and close to four thousand thefts (including 688 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Belen, New Mexico (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Belen, New Mexico for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Belen has diminished by 56 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 124 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 8 years in Belen. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six hundred for Belen, New Mexico in 2009.

Crime Trends in Belen, New Mexico (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Crime Data Information

Belen, New Mexico law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Belen conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.