Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in New Mexico

New Mexico has a population of 2,092,434. The state ranks in the #2 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #1 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Hispanics which represent 48.54 percent of the population followed by Native Americans at 8.77%. You are 15.03 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico

Police Killings

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  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 21
  • 14
  • 7
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 2,092,434
Black Population 38,016
Black Population % 1.82%
White Population 788,308
White Population % 37.67%
Hispanic Population 1,015,751
Hispanic Population % 48.54%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 142
Blacks killed by police 4
Whites killed by police 43
Hispanics killed by police 78
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 856.6 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 448.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 19.5%
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