Posted on August 12, 2021

Albuquerque Matches Record Number of Homicides This Year

Associated Press, August 8, 2021

With more than four months remaining, Albuquerque has already matched a record number of homicides this year within the city limits.

City police said the homicide total hit 81 early Sunday. That’s equivalent to the record set in 2019, the Albuquerque Journal reported.


Data released by the Major Cities Chiefs Association showed that in the first six months of 2021, 45 cities out of the 66 that responded to a survey saw more homicides than in the first six months of 2019.