Crime in New Mexico

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This article refers to crime in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

Murder[edit]

In 2014 there were 86,336 crimes reported in New Mexico, including 101 murders.[1] 2003-2006 Albuquerque south valley

Drug abuse[edit]

New Mexico's drug overdose death rate has been one of the highest in the nation since the 1990s. New Mexico's death rate has more than tripled since 1990. While deaths due to illicit drugs have remained steady during the past decade, deaths due to prescription drugs (particularly opioid pain relievers) have increased dramatically.[2]

Overdose death rates (per 100,000)

Year New Mexico United States Note
1990 7.6 3.4
1991 7.8 3.7
1992 8.9 4.1
1993 10.1 4.7
1994 9.6 4.8
1995 11.9 4.8
1996 11.7 4.9
1997 11.9 5.3
1998 15.0 5.6
1999 15.0 6.1
2000 15.2 6.2
2001 14.4 6.8
2002 16.3 8.2
2003 19.0 8.9
2004 16.3 9.4
2005 19.7 10.1
2006 21.4 11.5
2007 22.5 11.9
2008 26.4 11.9
2009 21.6 11.9
2010 23.3 12.3
2011 25.8 13.2
2012 24.3 13.1
2013 22.1 13.8
2014 22.1 14.7
2015 26.8 16.3

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is not applied in this state.[3]

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