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APD Releases 2019 Crime Stats

The Albuquerque Police Department released updated crime statistics today that were submitted to FBI for 2019.

July 2, 2020

The Albuquerque Police Department released updated crime statistics today that were submitted to FBI for 2019.

The presentation can be found on APD’s web site.

Following a comprehensive review of the process for compiling stats, APD is publicly releasing its crime stats using the same methodology the FBI will be requiring of all police departments in the nation. This is the second year that APD is using the National Incident-Based Reporting System, known as NIBRS.

The FBI is requiring the use of NIBRS, rather than the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data. The NIBRS data provides a broader range of crimes and all crimes involved in an incident. The old system only required the highest reported crime for each incident.

Overall, APD reported 70,223 crimes for 2019 that are considered “Group A” crimes, which do not include arrests. That compares to 75,538 “Group A” crimes in 2018, which represents a 7-percent reduction.

Because the NIBRS format is so different than UCR, the 2019 stats can only be compared to 2018. All crime stats from prior years are not comparable.

Here are additional 2019 stats and the comparisons to 2018:

Table: 2019 & 2018 Crime Stats

  2018 2019 Percentage Change
Overall Crime 75,538 70,223 -7%
Crimes Against Property 57,328 51,541 -10%
Crimes Against a Person 14,845 14,971 +1%
Crimes Against Society 3,365 3,711 +9%