In 2016, New Mexico had the highest rate of property crime among US states. Following Alaska, New Mexico had the second highest rate of violent crime. Albuquerque is home to only 27% of the population, but it also has 42.7 percent of the state's violent crime and 47 percent of the state's property crime.
The United States Department of Justice reports that New Mexico has a low risk of violence against tourists. The department notes that New Mexico has one of the lowest rates of murder in the country and most crimes are committed by small groups of individuals who know each other. There is a small chance that you could be a victim of violence while in New Mexico.
When traveling by car in New Mexico, you should use caution near schools and places where people gather. Public transportation is safe during regular business hours, but not at night when there are no buses or trains running. Do not walk alone in isolated areas, and do not go down unlit streets. If you are attacked, fight back until help arrives.
New Mexico has a high rate of crime against children because many abusers are family members or friends of the child's parent or guardian. These crimes include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. A child's life can be put in danger if an adult suspects that the child is watching them engage in illegal activity; such as drug use or prostitution.
In addition, the state has the third-lowest property crime rate, after only Iowa (17.3) and South Dakota (17.4). (17.7). In terms of violent crime and property crime, North Dakota ranks lower than the national average. North Dakota has the sixteenth lowest violent crime rate and the twenty-second lowest property crime rate among the 50 states.
North Dakota is a very safe place to live. The state's low rates of violence and property crime make it unlikely that you will be involved in a crime while living there.
However, like any other place in the world, North Dakota does have its dangers. If you look up "dangerous places to live" on Google, North Dakota makes the list. These are the things that you need to know if you are considering moving to or living in North Dakota.
Crime and Violence: Crime and violence against adults and children is not common in North Dakota, which makes it a safe place to live. However, the larger cities do have high rates of violence. Fargo, for example, has one of the highest rates of violence of any city in America with more than 100,000 people. The rate of violence there is about equal to that of Baltimore before it was greatly reduced by police practices implemented by Mayor Catherine Pugh. Grand Forks has one of the higher rates of violence against women than most large cities and towns, but this too is not common.
Property crimes are 124 percent more than the state average and 238 percent higher than the California average. Violent crimes are 238 percent higher than the California average and 287 percent higher than the national average. You have a 1 in 14 risk of becoming a victim here, and the city has about 20 crimes per 100,000 inhabitants per day.
The Northern California region experiences an unusually high number of crimes across all categories. Property crimes are 150 percent more common than in the rest of California, and violent crimes are 242 percent more frequent. The rate at which cities in Northern California arrest their residents for crimes other than traffic violations is much higher than the state average. There are about 20 arrests per 100,000 people per day in this part of California.
Crime rates are generally lower than you might expect in California's capital city, Sacramento. City property crimes are less than 70 percent higher than the statewide average, and city violence is 110 percent greater than the state average. Arrests for crimes other than traffic violations occur at a rate of only four per 100,000 people per day in Sacramento.
Overall, California is a relatively safe place to live with a low crime rate. Crime tends to be spread out across the state, so unless you live in one of the few cities where crime is rampant, you can feel confident that your community is safe.