Goal 8 - Desired Condition 54 - Government protects the civil and constitutional rights of citizens.
- 54.1 Civil Rights Violation Lawsuit Filings
- 54.2 Citizen Complaints against Police per 100,000 Population
Traffic Light Scorecard"Government protects the civil and constitutional rights of citizens"
CONTINUE TO IMPROVE
Based on the Following criteria:
In New Mexico, civil right lawsuit filings decreased 27.2% since 2008. Police complaints has stayed stable from 2008-2011. Though on the decline, the level of complaints in 2011 is still higher than its lowest point in 2003. Overall the trend is positive.
New Mexico has the highest number of civil rights lawsuits filed per 100,000 population compared to peer states, though the gap has lessened. Albuquerque ranks 3rd of 6 for number of citizen complaints filed against police officers per 100,000 population.
In 2011, Albuquerque citizens ranked this Desired Condition 10th in importance and 28th in progress for 57 surveyed Desired Conditions. Citizen perception matches local and regional progress.
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