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Socorro, New Mexico Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2007 there were 2,901 total crimes reported in Socorro, New Mexico (703 of them violent). Of the 580 crimes that occur a year in Socorro, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Socorro, New Mexico every 15 hours. This includes 3 murders, 9 rapes, and nearly two thousand thefts (including 65 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Socorro, New Mexico (2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Socorro, New Mexico for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Socorro decreased by 129 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 226 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over these years in Socorro.

Crime Trends Socorro, New Mexico (2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007)

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 cities like Socorro, New Mexico (2001-2002, 2004-2005, 2007)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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