Located in the Southwestern portion of the United States, New Mexico is known for its hot weather, amazing Mexican food, and natural beauty. The state has a population of just over two million as well as cities such as Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Las Cruces, and don’t forget its capital city, Sante Fe. Its major industries include tourism, cattle, mining, and gas and oil production, with a Gross Domestic Product of over $80 million, according to the U.S Department of Commerce. The state is known for its national parks, like Red Bluff Reservoir, the state’s lowest point at 2,842 feet, or Wheeler Peak, which is over 13,000 feet high! There’s also beautiful bodies of water like the Rio Grande River, the Pecos River, the Elephant Butte Lake, and the Navajo Lake, to name a few. If you love animals more than people, you’ll be happy to know that the cattle and sheep outnumber the people in New Mexico. Sounds good to me!
Whether you’re visiting or moving to New Mexico, here are some things that you just can’t miss:
- White Sands National Monument: These white sand dunes will make for an excellent Instagram post, especially against a bright blue sky.
- Chaco Culture National Historical Park: If you want to hike and learn about ancestral Puebloan life, this is a perfect place to set up camp.
- Sandia Peak Tramway: Take an aerial tram ride 2.7 miles across Albuquerque, with stunning mountain views.
The safest city in New Mexico is Los Alamos, which ironically is where the atomic bomb was first developed. With a population of over 18,000 people divided into over 5,000 households, this place is certainly affluent, as their median income is over 100K. That might have something to do with the city’s low crime rates, only 1.65 violent crimes for every 1,000 people and only 5.11 property crimes for the same number!
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Los Alamos, NM
Truth Or Consequences, NM
Las Vegas, NM
Santa Fe, NM
Los Lunas, NM
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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