Lovington, NM
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Lovington, NM crime analytics

The crime rate in Lovington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Lovington is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Lovington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Mexico, Lovington has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Lovington to other communities of similar population, then Lovington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lovington 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 Lovington 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 Lovington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lovington 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 Lovington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 328. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lovington's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Lovington a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Lovington is one in 46.

Lovington Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Lovington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Lovington 3.05
New Mexico 6.56
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 328

in Lovington

1 in 152

in New Mexico
Population: 11,800
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 17 * 3 16
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.44 0.25 1.36
* 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)

Lovington 21.95
New Mexico 36.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 46

in Lovington

1 in 27

in New Mexico
Lovington Property CRIMES
Population: 11,800
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 104 149 6
Rate per 1,000 8.81 12.63 0.51
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

Lovington Crimes Per Square Mile

Lovington 62
New Mexico 26

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