Crime in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Crime rates in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Level of crime
84.58 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
83.12 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
70.66 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
58.88 Moderate
Worries car stolen
71.01 High
Worries things from car stolen
78.18 High
Worries attacked
56.40 Moderate
Worries being insulted
56.68 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
35.87 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
84.48 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
85.62 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
73.14 High
Problem corruption and bribery
64.82 High

Safety in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
57.44 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
23.35 Low

Contributors: 121

Last update: June 2021

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8 Comments so far
Anonymous on May 19, 2021:
What's up with these new cars framming the less fortunate .is this the end times or is another kind of life taking over born NM resident
Anonymous on Mar 23, 2021:
I moved here around a year ago and so far my experience has been alright. I hear some gunshots every now and then and have the occasional crackhead harassing me but other than that it’s been a pretty good city
Anonymous on Jan 13, 2021:
Albuquerque is like Gotham , but Batman has been dead for 10 years .
Anon on Aug 21, 2020:
It’s rated #1 in car-related theft in the United States. Having your car broken into or stolen is very common even if you’re just visiting.
NK on Aug 28, 2019:
I have lived here for several years now (transplant) and while I've never been targeted, I have had to call the police quite a few times because of violent crimes happening close by. There's a lot of drug use and it's not hidden at all; people shoot up or smoke meth during the day in very visible areas and it goes by largely unenforced. Marijuana use is common but pretty socially acceptable in most groups as long as it's not obnoxious. Never leave your car unlocked, never leave anything in your car. Always carry some form of protection, whether it be mace, a knife, or a gun. Be aware of your surroundings and what part of the city you're in, and don't make friends with people who even seem a little sketchy. There are many great aspects of New Mexico, but you have to be vigilant about safety in this city. You simply can't afford to take any risks in Albuquerque without being a potential victim of a crime.
Don on Aug 05, 2019:
Crime in Albuquerque (ABQ) is worst in the SE section - safer in NW.
Jack on Oct 13, 2018:
Heavy crime gastopo style law enforcement very unsafe and never drink the tap water.
Ted Again on Dec 15, 2017:
I just looked at the other comments and in general I agree with what scott said.
On the other hand, staying away from the streets named after Presidents is NOT significant advice since those streets go long distance north-south through a great variety of neighborhoods.
Second, the departing mayor (may he go far, very far) just left a destroyed Central Avenue with new "rapid transit." It is awful, ugly, not rapid and probably not useful. It has disrupted business, destroyed 300 trees and will likely create more traffic problems. Heaven knows what effect it will have on the hookers and the homeless. Most people assume it is a self-memorial that flopped, a springboard to the governor's office that will more likely run him out of the state.
Finally, all else has essentially remained the same including the grossly understaffed police force. The Albuquerque Police Department currently has billboards all over town saying: "Complaints down 22 % !" It takes a moment to realize that is complaints ABOUT the police department. Do you find that message reassuring? I do not. But, I certainly find it typical of the city and the local government attention to crime.