Portales, NM
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With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Portales 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 81% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Portales.

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

For Portales, 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 Portales is one in 158.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Portales is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Portales, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Portales Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Portales Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

76

453

529

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.34

37.77

44.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Portales 6.34
New Mexico 6.56
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 158

in Portales

1 in 152

in New Mexico
Portales VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 11,995
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 * 2 67
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.50 0.17 5.59
* 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
Portales 37.77
New Mexico 36.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Portales

1 in 27

in New Mexico
Portales Property CRIMES
Population: 11,995
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 198 246 9
Rate per 1,000 16.51 20.51 0.75
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

Portales Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Portales 75
New Mexico 26

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