Hobbs, NM
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Hobbs, NM crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Hobbs 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 19. Within New Mexico, more than 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Hobbs.

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 38,416, Hobbs has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Hobbs 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 Hobbs.

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

For Hobbs, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Hobbs is one in 133.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Hobbs is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Hobbs, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Hobbs 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 Hobbs is one in 356.

Hobbs Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Hobbs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

288

1,710

1,998

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.50

44.51

52.01

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hobbs 7.50
New Mexico 6.56

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 133

in Hobbs

1 in 152

in New Mexico

Hobbs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 38,416
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 45 * 33 209
Rate per 1,000 0.03 1.17 0.86 5.44
* 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
Hobbs 44.51
New Mexico 36.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Hobbs

1 in 27

in New Mexico

Hobbs Property CRIMES

Population: 38,416
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 371 1,231 108
Rate per 1,000 9.66 32.04 2.81

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

Hobbs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hobbs 83
New Mexico 26