Socorro, NM
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With a crime rate of 78 per one thousand residents, Socorro 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 13. Within New Mexico, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Socorro.

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 8,722, Socorro has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Socorro 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 Socorro.

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

For Socorro, 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 Socorro is one in 136.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Socorro is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Socorro, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 14, which is a rate of 71 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Socorro 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 Socorro is one in 363.

Socorro Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Socorro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

64

615

679

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.34

70.51

77.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Socorro 7.34
New Mexico 6.56
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 136

in Socorro

1 in 152

in New Mexico
Socorro VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,722
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 * 5 56
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.57 6.42
* 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
Socorro 70.51
New Mexico 36.97
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 14

in Socorro

1 in 27

in New Mexico
Socorro Property CRIMES
Population: 8,722
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 164 427 24
Rate per 1,000 18.80 48.96 2.75
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

Socorro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Socorro 47
New Mexico 26

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