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January 8, 2014
Property Crimes Plummet in 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. – Santa Fe Police proudly announce property crimes hit a 14 year low in 2013.  

The city saw just 110 total burglaries for the month of December.

Overall property crimes are down nearly twenty-percent from 2012 to 2013, and it’s an accomplishment Santa Fe Police Chief Raymond Rael was striving for and is pleased to report.

“We are very proud of these numbers,” Rael said. “Our officers are all working hard, constantly implementing new and creative tactics on the streets and collaborating with the residents to prevent almost 200 homes from being broken into.”

Totals for 2013 show residential burglaries are down 21-percent and auto burglaries dipped 18-percent.

Commercial burglaries are up a bit. The increase is due to an uptick in officers charging trespassed shoplifters who reoffend with commercial burglary. This ensures they face heftier judicial penalties.

Month-to-month (December of 2012 compared to December of 2013) comparisons paint an even more positive picture. Overall property crimes are down 32-percent. Residential burglaries dropped 23-percent and auto burglaries were cut in half.

The yearend total comes to just over 1,600 property crimes in the City Different, the lowest number since 1999 when the city saw 1,742.

The highest total on record is just over 2,400 which was documented in 2010.

By the Numbers: Property Crime Statistics

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