Clovis, NM
Crime Rates


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Clovis, NM crime analytics

With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, Clovis has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 14. Within New Mexico, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Clovis.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 39,480, Clovis has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Clovis does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Clovis.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Clovis does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Clovis.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Clovis occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Clovis; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 219. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Clovis is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Clovis, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 65 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Clovis has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Clovis is one in 231.

Clovis Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Clovis Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Clovis 4.56
New Mexico 6.56
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 219

in Clovis

1 in 152

in New Mexico
Population: 39,480
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 33 * 31 115
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.84 0.79 2.91
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Clovis 65.22
New Mexico 36.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Clovis

1 in 27

in New Mexico
Clovis Property CRIMES
Population: 39,480
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 642 1,762 171
Rate per 1,000 16.26 44.63 4.33
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Clovis Crimes Per Square Mile

Clovis 120
New Mexico 26