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Crime in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Crime rates in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Level of crime
82.00 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
78.57 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
70.50 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
59.00 Moderate
Worries car stolen
68.50 High
Worries things from car stolen
78.00 High
Worries attacked
57.00 Moderate
Worries being insulted
52.50 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
36.73 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
84.00 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
83.50 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
71.50 High
Problem corruption and bribery
67.02 High

Safety in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
60.00 High
Safety walking alone during night
20.00 Low

Contributors: 50

Last update: September 2017

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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3 Comments so far

#- - on May 30, 2017 :
Lmao that they rate being insulted. Stay away from the street named after president there drug areas and central where all the hookers are youll be fine otherwise
#scott on Apr 20, 2016 :
Several factors are important to know about crime in Albuquerque. #1. It is generally very localized. There are areas of the city in which drug related crimes are focused. Those same areas have numerous homicides. #2. The police are poorly trained, young and trigger-happy. #3. The police force is 30% understaffed. Overall, I am more afraid of the unreliability of the police than I am of personal crime. #4. The crimes are generally crimes of opportunity -- a purse left lying on a car seat, instead of personal crimes like a purse-snatching. #4. The understaffed, thus no one is watching drivers. It is easy to drive in this city so people do not pay attention, eg LOTS of talking on the phone, lots of drunk-driving, lots of speeding on the streets. The casualness and lack of a visible, active police force actually makes driving more dangerous than in some bigger cities. In 10 years I have never seen any police officer stop someone for a traffic violation. The police come after the traffic accident. 5. There is widespread gun ownership. Do NOT antagonize another driver! This is a car city, so it is unsettling to walk at night. By the way, I do not perceive that crime has increased; it has always been like this, although the police force has deteriorated significantly. There is a veneer of safety and normalcy that is only half true.
#Anonymous on Jan 04, 2015 :
Crime in Albuquerque has increased a lot over the past several years. Most people I know have had their cars burglarized. Everyone knows someone whose home was burglarized. Not safe to go to Walmart without panhandlers accosting you when you are trying to get in your car. My daughter was held up at gunpoint at a subway restaurant right after high school let out. Drunk driving is common and so are hit and runs.