Santa Fe, NM
Crime Rates

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Santa Fe, NM crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 44 per one thousand residents, Santa Fe 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 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Santa Fe.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 254. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Santa Fe is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Santa Fe, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Santa Fe Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Santa Fe Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Santa Fe 3.94
New Mexico 8.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 254

in Santa Fe

1 in 117

in New Mexico


Population: 84,612
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 32 89 207
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.38 1.05 2.45


Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Santa Fe 40.04
New Mexico 34.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Santa Fe

1 in 29

in New Mexico

Santa Fe Property CRIMES

Population: 84,612
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,380 1,786 222
Rate per 1,000 16.31 21.11 2.62

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Santa Fe Crimes Per Square Mile

Santa Fe 81
New Mexico 25