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New Mexico

Land of Enchantment

A Message from the Governor

Governor Grisham has implemented a series of evidence-based policies aimed at transforming New Mexico’s public education system, expanding the state’s economy to include more high-quality employment opportunities.

Governor Michelle-Lujan-Grisham

Michelle Lujan Grisham

About New Mexico

New Mexico, often known as the “Land of Enchantment,” is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. Renowned for its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and a deep sense of spirituality, New Mexico offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

New Mexico’s landscapes are incredibly diverse, encompassing deserts, mesas, mountains, and canyons. The state is home to the dramatic beauty of places like White Sands National Park and Carlsbad Caverns, where underground wonders await.

Highway in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Crimes Overview

New Mexico’s crime rates show a mixed picture compared to the national average. The state has higher rates of murder, rape, assault, robbery, kidnapping, burglary, arson, vandalism, theft, motor vehicle theft, and identity theft. However, drug offenses are lower than the national average, and weapon law violations are significantly higher.

These statistics highlight areas of concern in New Mexico’s crime landscape and the need for targeted efforts to address the high rates of violent crimes and property-related offenses in the state.

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Cities of New Mexico

Albuquerque

Artesia

Aztec

Carlsbad

Farmington

Sunland Park

Metropolitan Counties

Bernalillo

Dona Ana

Valencia

Non-Metropolitan Counties

McKinley

Socorro