Albuquerque homicide rate continues to rise

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – We’re seeing new numbers regarding the homicide rate in Albuquerque.

So far in 2017 police investigated 23 homicides in the city.

Detectives solved 15 of those cases which is at a rate of 65 percent.

Last year Albuquerque saw 24 homicides.

According to the city using 2015’s population, Albuquerque’s rate is 11 homicides per 100,000 people.

In 2016, the city reached a 20-year high of 61 murders. The highest on record since 1990 is 70 murders in 1996. 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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