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2022 Metro Crime Initiative

A system-wide call to action on gun violence, addiction, and domestic violence

The 2022 Metro Crime Initiative (MCI) logo, featuring dark blue badge shape, a red rectangle, and the text Albuquerque Metro Crime Initiative 2022.

Mayor Tim Keller and community partners are reconvening the Metro Crime Initiative in 2022 to focus on new solutions to address gun violence, the fentanyl crisis, and domestic violence.

This year’s Metro Crime Initiative will bring together community partners and experts for three sessions in July, August and September to inform the City's 2023 legislative priorities. The sessions will focus on crime trends currently affecting Albuquerque, including:

Session 1: Gun Violence
July 2023

Session II: Drugs and Behavioral Health
August 16, 2022

Session III: Domestic Violence
September 20, 2022

Mayor Keller first convened leaders from across the criminal justice system in 2021 to collaborate on crime-fighting in the metro area. The Metro Crime Initiative identified action items to lower crime in Albuquerque, that have been pursued between agencies and in the New Mexico Legislature. The initiative resulted in expanding Albuquerque’s highly successful Violence Intervention Program, strengthening penalties for gun crimes, strengthening the GPS ankle monitoring system, securing funding to help municipalities hire and retain officers, and funding to add additional judges and staff to our state’s underfunded judicial system, including an additional criminal court judge in Bernalillo County. Learn more about MCI 2021.