Fri. May 24th, 2024

REPORT RELEASED SHOWS SAFEST CITIES IN NM

PORTALES (KSEL)- Safewise has released this years’ safest cities in New Mexico. For the second year in a row, Portales made the list, at number 6. It showed that there were just over 2 violent crimes per 1,000 people and 37 per 1,000 for property crimes.  The state as a whole shows a dimmer report however, as the violent crimes per 1,000 is 9.57, which is more than double the national rate of 4.49. Property crimes in New Mexico also landed higher than the national rate, sitting at 52.84 per 1,000 people, compared to 27.11 nationally. Just outside of the top 20 is Clovis at number 21, showing 7.99 per 1,000 for violent crime and 51.36 per 1,000 for property crimes.

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