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Doña Ana County, New Mexico Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Doña Ana County, New Mexico. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Doña Ana County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Doña Ana County, New Mexico, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 49,638 total crimes reported in Doña Ana County, New Mexico (4,641 of them violent). Of the 4,964 crimes that occur a year in Doña Ana County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Doña Ana County, New Mexico 14 times a day. This includes 42 murders, 657 rapes, and more than thirty-six thousand thefts (including 2,297 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Doña Ana County, New Mexico for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Doña Ana County increased by 6 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 36 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Doña Ana County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Doña Ana County, New Mexico in 2009.

Crime Trends in Doña Ana County, New Mexico (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Doña Ana County, New Mexico (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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