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Most Dangerous Cities In New Mexico: Beware

Most dangerous cities in New Mexico (Photo: WorldAtlas)

Everyone knows that in New Mexico, you have to lookout for flying saucers and aliens at Roswell, as well as temperatures hot enough to cook an egg on the sidewalk, but people should also be beware of the most dangerous cities in New Mexico.  

People should beware of the most dangerous cities in New Mexico (Photo: CNBC)

Some say it’s because there are a lot of illegals, others say the state has to offer better jobs with competitive pay, and yet others say it’s just people being people; any way, the figures don’t lie.

According to RoadSnacks, three of the most dangerous cities in New Mexico are Gallup, Belen, and Deming.

Gallup is one of the most dangerous cities in New Mexico ranking first in property crime and second in violent crime, with 437 violent crimes, the majority of which were aggravated assaults. Residents also encountered 987 personal property offenses among the property crimes. Belen ranks second on the list of the most dangerous cities in New Mexico, with a crime rate that is 188% higher than the national average for a town of 7,094. That implies you have a 1 in 49 risk of being a victim of a homicide, rape, robbery, or serious assault. Deming is also one of the most dangerous cities in New Mexico, with citizens having a 1 in 19 probability of committing a property crime and ranking fourth in violent crime.

According to the research of the most recent FBI Crime Data, New Mexico is the most hazardous state in the United States. The violent crime rate of New Mexico is the second highest in the United States, 100.69% higher than the national average. The property crime rate in the Land of Enchantment is the second highest in the United States, 45.13% more than the national average. The FBI’s most recent reporting year was 2020.

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New Mexico, home to gorgeous mountains, National Forests, and the birthplace of Smokey the Bear, has the third-highest crime rate in the country.

In the recent published report by Travel Safe, there are approximately 145 law enforcement agencies scattered over the state. While the total number of crimes reported decreased year over year, violent crime remained high at 778 events per 100,000 people, second only to Alaska with 838 incidences per 100,000 people.

Property crime of 31 incidences per 100,000 inhabitants, mainly thefts, is 1.5 times the national average of 19. Despite this new data, New Mexico still have a one in 127 risk of encountering violent crime and a one in 32 chance of encountering a property infraction.

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