At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in New Mexico with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in New Mexico with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 New Mexico Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Texico
    • Population 1,136, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Texico is the setting of the movie “Swing Vote” with Kevin Costner.
  2. Cimarron
    • Population 913, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Cimarron was one of the first cities to have a four-day school week.
  3. Clayton
    • Population 2,797, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Clayton is the county seat of Union County.
  4. Lordsburg
    • Population 2,570, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Lordsburg is the birthplace of the state song of New Mexico.
  5. Milan
    • Population 3,254, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Milan is a suburb of Grant, New Mexico.
  6. Hatch
    • Population 1,596, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Hatch is known as the “Chile Capital of the World.”
  7. Dexter
    • Population 1,275, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Dexter is in Chaves County, New Mexico.
  8. Hurley
    • Population 1,275, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: The 2013 of the remake of the Lone Ranger was partially filmed in Hurley.
  9. Carrizozo
    • Population 945, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Carrizozo is often referred to as “Zozo.”
  10. Sunland Park
    • Population 15,700, Burglaries 52
    • Town trivia: Sunland Park is on the border of the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

2016 New Mexico Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Taos Ski Valley
    • Population 69, Burglaries 4
    • Town trivia: Taos Ski Valley has 110 ski trails.
  2. Angel Fire
    • Population 1,123, Burglaries 59
    • Town trivia: Angel Fire as established in 1982.
  3. Taos
    • Population 5,780, Burglaries 121
    • Town trivia: Taos was once home to actress, Julia Roberts.
  4. Artesia
    • Population 11,970, Burglaries 244
    • Town trivia: Artesia was founded in 1905.
  5. Espanola
    • Population 10,100, Burglaries 190
    • Town trivia: Espanola’s motto is “The heart of northern New Mexico…where cultures unite.”
  6. Socorro
    • Population 8,684, Burglaries 158
    • Town trivia: Socorro means “help” or “aid” in Spanish.
  7. Santa Fe
    • Population 70,845, Burglaries 1,148
    • Town trivia: Santa Fe means ‘holy faith” in Spanish.
  8. Clovis
    • Population 40,265, Burglaries 642
    • Town trivia: Clovis was once a hub for early rock music in the 1950’s.
  9. Portales
    • Population 12,199, Burglaries 193
    • Town trivia: Portales was once home to Michael Blake, the author of “Dances with Wolves.”
  10. Belen
    • Population 7,148, Burglaries 110
    • Town trivia: Belen’s nickname is “the Hub City.”

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