According to the data, general crime decreased 4.6 % between Jan. 1 and June 30 when in comparison with the identical time interval in 2019.
“So what we discovered after we checked out crime over the primary half of the yr in Albuquerque, property crimes had been down and that’s a lot of the crime and that’s a lot of the crime that’s reported in Albuquerque,” Sams mentioned. “That’s issues like robberies—that was down six % yr over yr.”
Crimes in opposition to society reminiscent of drug use had been additionally down by about 8 %. Nonetheless, violent crimes, which embrace murder, had been solely down by lower than half of a %.
“So that’s undoubtedly one thing that enterprise leaders will actually be persevering with to push for change and push town to make extra progress on,” Sams added.
Sams mentioned town’s crime charge may have an effect on whether or not an organization will come to Albuquerque.
“We discuss to web site selectors, that are consultants that assist companies make their choice about the place to increase and relocate, and undoubtedly one of many issues they take a look at is crime. There are lots,” she mentioned.
Sams mentioned plenty of present firms are impacted by crime and that including issues like further safety might be expensive. She additionally mentioned the safer town, the higher it’s for enterprise.