Portales has a population of 11,928. During the past three years, Portales saw 1,469 arrests. For 2017, the Portales's arrest rate totaled 390.68 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 23.42% makes Portales higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 24 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Portales also totaled 442 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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Overall, Portales had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Portales averaged 24 violent crimes and 442 non-violent crimes.
The city of Portales experienced 459 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 7 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 26 was for legacy rape and 13 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 22, and the aggravated assault total was 391.
It is situated in Roosevelt county, New Mexico with a total number of 27 employees - 1 female, 21 male officers and 5 civilians. Portales PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NM0220100, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.