The city of Las Cruces, with a total population of 102,349, experienced 15,281 arrests over the past three years. During 2016, the arrest rate totaled 492.34 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 50.33% difference making Las Cruces higher than the national average of 327.51 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 251 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Las Cruces also handled 4,788 arrests for property crimes during 2016. Compared to Hatch and Mesilla, Las Cruces is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Las Cruces experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2016, Las Cruces totaled 251 violent crimes and 4,788 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2016, Las Cruces experienced 3,764 violent crimes. Of those, 46 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 157 were for revised rape, another 184 were for legacy rape, 709 were for robbery, and 2,668 were for aggravated assault.