According To FBI Statistics, These Are The 7 Most Dangerous Cities In New Mexico For 2020
The Land of Enchantment, unfortunately, isn’t an enchanting experience for everyone. In a state that has a population of just over 2 million, the reported violent crime rate here is pretty high. The FBI just released findings of reported violent and property crimes in each state and New Mexico had a whopping 11,829 violent crimes in 2018 (the most recent official report), and while math isn’t my strongest suit, it’s not hard to see that this makes the per capita ratio quite high.
In fact, the data website RoadSnacks also listed New Mexico as one of the most dangerous in the country for 2020 based on the numbers. New Mexico was actually ranked as the second most dangerous state, coming in just behind Alaska.
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Again, take this information with a grain of salt. Violent crimes like rape and murder are rarely random. These are typically perpetrated by someone known to the victim, such as a spouse, family member, or acquaintance. What are your thoughts about this list? Did any of the cities listed here surprise you?
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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