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Santa Fe, New Mexico Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 32,745 total crimes reported in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2,677 of them violent). Of the 4,678 crimes that transpire each year in Santa Fe, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Santa Fe, New Mexico 13 times each day. This includes 50 murders, 274 rapes, and close to sixteen thousand thefts (including 1,522 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2000, 2002-2006, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2001 or 2007, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Santa Fe, New Mexico for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Santa Fe has diminished by 24 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 22 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 7 years in Santa Fe. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2009.

Crime Trends in Santa Fe, New Mexico (2000, 2002-2006, 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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Santa Fe, New Mexico (2000, 2002-2006, 2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Santa Fe, New Mexico law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Santa Fe 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.