Rio Rancho, NM
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The crime rate in Rio Rancho is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Rio Rancho is 1 in 45. Based on FBI crime data, Rio Rancho is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Mexico, Rio Rancho has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Rio Rancho has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Rio Rancho is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 415. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Rio Rancho's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho is one in 50.

Rio Rancho Crime Data

 

Crime Index

31

(100 is safest)


Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

Rio Rancho Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

227

1,877

2,104

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.41

19.93

22.34

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Rio Rancho 2.41
New Mexico 6.56

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 415

in Rio Rancho

1 in 152

in New Mexico

Rio Rancho VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 94,171
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 68 * 22 134
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.72 0.23 1.42
* 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
Rio Rancho 19.93
New Mexico 36.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in Rio Rancho

1 in 27

in New Mexico

Rio Rancho Property CRIMES

Population: 94,171
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 326 1,362 189
Rate per 1,000 3.46 14.46 2.01

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

Rio Rancho Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Rio Rancho 20
New Mexico 26