State of Safety in New Mexico

Safety concerns, perceptions, and realities can vary from state to state and from one area of a state to another. In our State of Safety study, we dove into those details—here’s a look at what people are worried about in the Land of Enchantment.

Interested in a different state?

state-new-mexico

New Mexico's Biggest Safety Concern

To get a deeper understanding of which safety issues New Mexico residents care about most, we asked respondents to rate their worries. See if your concerns line up with your neighbors’.

Illustrated shield icon

Biggest Concern

Property Crime

0%

National Average 59%

Recently Experienced*

Property Crime

0%

National Average 16%

*Experienced in the past year

Violent Crime

0%

Digital Security

0%

Environmental

0%

Health & Wellness

0%

Safety Concerns By the Numbers

Check out the safety issues that keep people up at night across the Land of Enchantment—from being physically assaulted to having a break-in.

  • Robbed on the streets
  • 52%
  • Sexual assault by a stranger
  • 37%
  • Murder —by a stranger
  • 46%
  • Attack in car
  • 50%
  • Assault —by a stranger
  • 56%
  • Terrorism
  • 32%
  • Assault by a friend or family
  • 23%
  • Murder by a friend or family
  • 21%
  • Sexual assault by a friend or family
  • 20%
  • Arson
  • 30%
  • Theft: valuables
  • 54%
  • Theft: electronics
  • 52%
  • Theft: personal documents
  • 57%
  • Theft: house keys
  • 44%
  • Break-in when you're not home
  • 66%
  • Break-in when you're asleep
  • 62%
  • Car theft
  • 53%
  • Car break-in
  • 60%
  • Property vandalism
  • 37%
  • Access or share information
  • 73%
  • Reputation at risk
  • 42%
  • Hacking
  • 75%
  • Identity theft
  • 74%
  • Lost finances
  • 76%
  • Cyberbullying or harassment
  • 25%
  • Online target: strangers
  • 50%
  • Online target: catfishing
  • 42%
  • Online target: companies
  • 62%
  • Online target: government
  • 51%
  • CO poisoning
  • 27%
  • Choke, suffocate, or strangle
  • 27%
  • Falling
  • 39%
  • Falling objects
  • 18%
  • Overdose: prescription drugs
  • 17%
  • Poisoning: drugs or alcohol
  • 17%
  • Poisoning: cleaning supplies
  • 18%
  • Open fires or burns
  • 31%
  • Drowning
  • 13%
  • Toxins: lead, mold, etc.
  • 21%
  • Earthquakes
  • 16%
  • Mudslides and landslides
  • 21%
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • 12%
  • Floods
  • 37%
  • Tsunamis
  • 10%
  • Tornados
  • 17%
  • Forest fires
  • 44%
  • Poor air quality
  • 49%
  • Water quality
  • 50%
  • Animal attacks
  • 28%

State vs. National vs. Regional Levels of Concern

Violent Crime

0%

New Mexico

0%

National

0%

West

Property Crime

0%

New Mexico

0%

National

0%

West

Digital Security

0%

New Mexico

0%

National

0%

West

Health & Wellness

0%

New Mexico

0%

National

0%

West

Environmental

0%

New Mexico

0%

National

0%

West

Workplace

0%

New Mexico

0%

National

0%

West

The State of Safety in New Mexico

Safest Cities in New Mexico

Every year SafeWise recognizes the safest cities in each state. See which New Mexico cities made the cut this year—and find out specifics for crime rates and other safety stats.

  • Corrales
  • Raton
  • Los Alamos
SEE ALL

Find out about home security in your city.

More Helpful Resources and Such

My House Was Broken Into. What Do I Do?

You’re already shaken, but what you do after a break-in is crucial to moving forward after this scary event.

VIEW ARTICLE

How to Outsmart a Burglar and Keep Your Home Safe

Find out how burglars target homes and learn all the right moves to keep your house off their hit list.

VIEW ARTICLE

Check Out Other State Stats

Making a move? Have a mom in Maine? Like to spy on other states? Whatever the reason, just select a state to learn its safety secrets.

Back to the State of Safety in the United States

Let's Go