Taos, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Taos 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 20. Within New Mexico, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Taos.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town'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 6,474, Taos has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Taos 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 Taos.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Taos 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 Taos; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 202. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Taos is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Taos, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 45 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Taos 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 Taos is one in 231.

Taos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Taos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

291

323

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.94

44.95

49.89

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.94
7.74
National Median: 4
    Taos
    New Mexico

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 202

in Taos

1 in 129

in New Mexico

Taos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 6,474
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 3 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.62 0.46 3.86

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
44.95
28.27
National Median: 19
    Taos
    New Mexico

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Taos

1 in 35

in New Mexico

Taos Property CRIMES

Population: 6,474
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 210 28
Rate per 1,000 8.19 32.44 4.32

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Taos Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
57
22
National Median: 26.9
    Taos
    New Mexico

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