Crime in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Crime rates in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Level of crime
85.14 Very High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
83.99 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
71.43 High
Worries being mugged or robbed
60.54 High
Worries car stolen
72.64 High
Worries things from car stolen
79.20 High
Worries attacked
57.14 Moderate
Worries being insulted
58.15 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
36.01 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
85.74 Very High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
86.15 Very High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
74.28 High
Problem corruption and bribery
64.58 High

Safety in Albuquerque, NM, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
56.07 Moderate
Safety walking alone during night
21.07 Low

Contributors: 140

Last update: August 2022

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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8 Comments so far
John on Feb 14, 2022:
First day in this city, and I saw this middle aged, bald, white male, selling what appeared to be some sort of methamphetamine. In broad daylight. Stay away.
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.