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New Mexico Criminal Records

  • New Mexico has 2,085,109 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • New Mexico is the 15th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Municipal Courts oversees cases including traffic infractions, animal cases, shoplifting DUI, and minor misdemeanors.
  • The Magistrate Courts have jurisdiction over preliminary felony hearings, traffic violations, and landlord-tenant rights.
  • The Thirteen Judicial District Courts deal with a variety of cases and each court is unique. Some of the cases could involve family, juvenile, civil, or criminal cases.
  • The Court of Appeals is an intermediate appellate court which reviews appeals in all cases except for cases involving death or life imprisonment.
  • The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over to review the cases heard by the Court of Appeals and has original jurisdiction over all lower state courts.

Crime Statistics for New Mexico (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 13,681 23rd / 51 (Moderate)
Murder 117 18th / 51 (Low)
Rape 1,672 24th / 51 (Moderate)
Robbery 2,485 20th / 51 (Low)
Aggravated Assault 9,407 24th / 51 (Moderate)
Property Crime 77,094 17th / 51 (Low)
Burglary 17,085 19th / 51 (Low)
Larceny Theft 51,483 18th / 51 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 8,526 24th / 51 (Moderate)

Criminal Preview in New Mexico