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New Mexico has an Open Meetings Act (OMA) giving residents and any other persons access to public meetings, and an Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) ensuring people the right to all public records in state and local government with defined exceptions written into law. The Attorney General's office and local district attorneys have the authority to enforce these laws. New Mexico is the 47th state to join the Union on January 6, 1912. New Mexico is one of the least populated states and is home to millions of acres of protected national forests. New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment, and has a strong Hispanic and Native American cultural influence. There are 33 counties in New Mexico. Albuquerque is the largest city while Santa Fe is the capital. The Department of Public Safety maintains a database of criminal history records, missing persons data and allows public record requests. Find New Mexico public records from government websites containing official documents maintained by the state. Visit these government sites to determine rules and methods to request vital records such as birth and death records. Listings to each city and county website are also offered to access records maintained at local levels. Information can be obtained from these sites which detail government operations, community information, and public services and resources. Search the New Mexico Court database for court case documents and records. Learn how to request criminal history records from state files. View New Mexico crime statistics and reports. Find out about state demographics and population numbers. Get employment income data, including those of government workers. Obtain information relative to current housing and real estate, as well as property and land valuations for the state. Find out gender information and ethnic backgrounds of private business owners in the state. See education and background history data for New Mexico residents. Read current news reports and see stories of local interest. Information on these pages is being constantly refreshed.

New Mexico Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

New Mexico Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

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Questions, Answers and Comments About New Mexico

  • Q: How can I get a copy of a police report I did
    By Lorre
    Mar 23, 2016
    Reply:

    Police reports are considered public records and are requested routinely from the department directly. In certain cases they can be difficult to obtain from the police if they're reluctant to provide it. If the case was filed, it will sometimes contain the police/incident report. The case file can be requested from the court records division. There's a public case search from the New Mexico's judiciary web pages that can help you get case number, court venue and other case information.

    By abc123
    May 23, 2018

  • Q: How can I find out how many time police we're call to my home by my wife
    By Gabe
    Mar 02, 2017
    Reply:

    Have you checked crime mapping in your area? There are different sites which cover some areas better, so you'll have to try a few, search for "crime mapping" and the city or county name, or some police departments display it on one of their web-pages.

    By adan12
    Mar 02, 2017

  • Q: I need my marriage certificate. Do you have it?
    By Jay
    Oct 24, 2016
    Reply:

    You need to go the source where the marriage certificate is issued, marriage licenses are requested from the county clerk where the marriage took place according to the New Mexico Department of Health's website. Search for marriage certificate and the county name, you will see the clerk's webpage where to request the record.

    By easyas123
    Oct 25, 2016

  • Q: How to find out why someone is in the penitentiary.
    By Jan
    Jul 25, 2016
    Reply:

    The New Mexico corrections department offender search is a free and lists incarcerated convicted inmates. The NM corrections search also provides the offenders photo, along with the description and current offenses (and past offenses when available).

    By adm
    Jul 25, 2016

  • Q: How do I find out my fathers cause of death
    By Melisa
    Feb 12, 2016
    Reply:

    Death certificates have the cause of death. Since you are related, you won't have an issue with policies and restrictions

    By a1
    Jul 12, 2016

  • Q: How can I find out if I have a warrant?
    By Joe
    Jun 28, 2016
    Reply:

    It can depend on the type of warrant. For example, generally the local law enforcement departments such as Bernalillo County sheriffs offer an instant access to warrants published online. However, the state also publishes Child Support Bench Warrants, a program which began in July 2011. There are only 33 counties in NM, you may have to look into them individually if you're not sure where the warrant is out of. The motor vehicle department's website mentions that they do not publish warrants for public view.

    By a
    Jun 28, 2016

  • Q: Where do I go to find out if someone has put a restraining order on me
    By anonymous
    May 14, 2016
    Reply:

    The process for these applications are published online by various New Mexico courts where it tells you about parties being served, hearings and more. You can simply do a search for: how to file a restraining order in New Mexico. There’s a pdf form online outlining the requirements to file properly, below is a part of what it says: E. SERVE the other person the following papers: 1. The endorsed Application for Temporary Restraining Order; and 2. The endorsed Temporary Restraining Order

    By danst
    Jun 09, 2016

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New Mexico Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Clarice Montgomery
    Clarice Montgomery, Age Now: 15, Missing: 08/22/2018. Missing From Albuquerque, Nm. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Albuquerque Police Department (new Mexico) 1-505-242-2677.
    August 28, 2018
  • Missing: Alyssa Lovell
    Alyssa Lovell, Age Now: 17, Missing: 07/19/2018. Missing From Dona Ana, Nm. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office (new Mexico) 1-575-525-1911.
    August 02, 2018
  • Missing: Robert Romero
    Robert Romero, Age Now: 25, Missing: 06/07/2000. Missing From Santa Fe, Nm. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Santa Fe Police Department (new Mexico) - 1-505-955-5000.
    July 31, 2018
  • Missing: Jasmine Walter
    Jasmine Walter, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/13/2018. Missing From Rio Rancho, Nm. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Rio Rancho Police Department (new Mexico) 1-505-891-7226.
    July 16, 2018
  • Missing: Cijara Auxier
    Cijara Auxier, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/26/2018. Missing From Albuquerque, Nm. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Albuquerque Police Department (new Mexico) 1-505-242-2677.
    July 11, 2018
  • Missing: Deandreia Harrison
    Deandreia Harrison, Age Now: 17, Missing: 05/27/2018. Missing From Albuquerque, Nm. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: University Of New Mexico Police Department (albuquerque) 1-505-277-2241.
    June 25, 2018

New Mexico Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

New Mexico Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/19/2018)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    12,459
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    101
  • Rape:
    1,475
  • Robbery:
    2,086
  • Aggravated Assault:
    8,797
  • Total Property Crime:
    73,877
  • Burglary:
    18,505
  • Larceny Theft:
    49,082
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    6,290

New Mexico Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    2,059,179
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    1,819,041
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    13%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    240,133
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    1,819,046
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    151,988
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    8%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    510,238
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    25%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    13%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    261,342
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    1,407,876
  • State's black resident population
    42,550
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    193,222
  • State's Asian resident population
    28,208
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    1,810
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    77,010
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    953,403
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    833,810
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    68%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    9%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    1%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    4%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    46%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    41%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in New Mexico
  • Births
    30,616
  • Deaths
    15,482
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    192
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    83%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of New Mexico Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    10%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    36%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    82%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    25%
  • Total number of Veterans
    174,324
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in New Mexico
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    22 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    878,043
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    97,465
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    13%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $150,500
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    15%
  • Total number of households
    736,630
  • Average size of households
    3
  • New Mexico Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $22,461
  • 2009 statewide income of median households in New Mexico
    $42,830
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    18%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $60,318
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $30,706
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    955,904
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    68,546
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    1,115,677
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    142,723
  • People employed by the government
    210,152
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    44,127,534
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    39,552
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    46,200
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    121,162
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    3,734,300
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of New Mexico
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    157,249
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    5%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    24%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    32%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    17,122,725
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    10,589,286
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    24,469,997
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,429
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and New Mexico territory
  • 2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units
    4,642
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    769,499
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    43,238,049
  • Size in square miles of land
    121,356
  • Population per square mile
    17
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