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NCJ Number: 78200 Find in a Library
Title: New Mexico State Police - Uniform Crime Reporting, 1978
Corporate Author: New Mexico State Police
Uniform Crime Reporting
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Mexico State Police
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents statistical tabular data reflecting criminal activity in New Mexico during calendar year 1978; crime rates, arrest statistics, and some comparative data from previous years are included.
Abstract: There were 132 murders, 530 rapes, 1,362 robberies, and 4,495 aggravated assaults reported during 1978. Moreover, 16,073 burglaries, 36,126 larcenies, and 3,915 motor vehicle thefts were recorded. The serious crime rate per 1,000 population was 51.4, down from the 53.7 rate for 1977. Firearms were used on 65.5 percent of the 132 murders reported; 118 of the murders were cleared by arrest. A total of 530 rapes were reported, of which 45.9 percent were cleared by arrest. In 1978, law enforcement agencies reported 3,915 motor vehicle thefts amounting to approximately $9.5 million; 3,240 of these stolen vehicles were recovered. In addition, police recovered $9.4 million in property stolen during the year. There were 669 law enforcement officers assaulted and 1 killed during 1978. The number of officers assaulted increased by 17.1 percent over 1977. The largest number, 176 assaults, were on officers responding to family disturbance calls. Extensive tables compose the report. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Crime Statistics; New Mexico; Offender statistics; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
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