Alcohol abuse focus of meeting in troubled Gallup

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – State officials are looking into solutions at tackling alcohol abuse in one of the most violent cities in the state.

State Sen. George Munoz is set to hold a public meeting Monday in Gallup on alcoholism in the troubled city.

The Gallup Democrat says he’s concern about the city’s high crime rate and the high number of alcohol-related deaths.

FBI numbers show that the city of Gallup saw a spike in violent crimes last year and had the highest violent crime rate in New Mexico.

An Associated Press analysis of FBI statistics showed the city of 22,000 just outside of the Navajo Nation had a violent crime rate of 2,086 per 100,000 residents. That’s more than two times the rate of Albuquerque, the state’s largest city. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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