Farmington, NM
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With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Farmington 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 23. Within New Mexico, more than 82% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Farmington.

Importantly, when you compare Farmington to other communities of similar population, then Farmington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Farmington does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Farmington 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 Farmington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Farmington 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 Farmington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 199. 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 Farmington is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Farmington, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Farmington 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 Farmington is one in 346.

Farmington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Farmington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

215

1,688

1,903

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.02

39.37

44.39

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Farmington 5.02
New Mexico 6.56
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 199

in Farmington

1 in 152

in New Mexico
Farmington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 42,871
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 96 * 40 76
Rate per 1,000 0.07 2.24 0.93 1.77
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Farmington 39.37
New Mexico 36.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Farmington

1 in 27

in New Mexico
Farmington Property CRIMES
Population: 42,871
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 244 1,320 124
Rate per 1,000 5.69 30.79 2.89
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

Farmington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Farmington 59
New Mexico 26