New Mexico Sex Offenders

New Mexico’s sex offender’s law took effect on July 1, 1995. The law states that convicted sex offenders must register with the state’s department of public safety. This registration must take place immediately the offender gets out of jail. Offenders sentenced to parole or pardon must also register after their sentence.

Duration for registration ranges from 10- 20 years to a lifetime. The period depends on the offender’s sex crimes and the possibility of reoffending.

Sex offenders must notify the state authorities of any changes to their registered information. The notification must occur within 5 working days of making those changes.

Persons convicted of sexual crimes in another state but wishes to work, attend school, or move to New Mexico must register in the state. Such persons must register within 10 business days of moving to New Mexico.

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

New Mexico Sex Offender’s Registry manages and updates the information on sex offenders in the state. The registry notifies the public through its website on the internet on dangerous sex offenders living in their community. You can search the website using your area’s zip code on and find out about sex offenders near you.

New Mexico Sex Offender Facts

Facts

  • There are 3,063 registered sex offenders in New Mexico

Top Offenses

  • 30-9-13-(3) - Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor (3rd Degree)
  • 30-9-11-(2) - Criminal Sexual Penetration (2nd Degree)
  • 30-9-11-(3) - Criminal Sexual Penetration (3rd Degree)
  • 30-6A-3 - Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • R-30-9-13-(3) - Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor (3rd degree)

Counties in New Mexico with the highest number of offenders:

  • Bernalillo County
  • Doña Ana County
  • San Juan County
  • Sandoval County
  • Otero County
Zip Codes in New Mexico with the highest number of offenders:
  • 87108
  • 87102
  • 87105
  • 87123
  • 87031
  • 87401
  • 88101
  • 87107
  • 88005
  • 88310
Nearby States:
New Mexico Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration
  • Criminal sexual penetration (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th degree) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-9-11 (West 2008).

  • Criminal sexual contact (4th degree) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-9-12 (West 2008).

  • Criminal sexual contact of a minor (2nd, 3rd, 4th degree) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-9-13 (West 2008).

  • Sexual exploitation of children - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-6A-3 (West 2008).

  • Sexual exploitation of children through prostitution - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-6A-4 (West 2008).

  • Kidnapping (if the victim is less than 18 and the offender is not a parent of the victim) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-4-1 (West 2008).

  • False imprisonment (if the victim is less than 18 and the offender is not a parent of the victim) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-4-3 (West 2008).

  • Aggravated indecent exposure - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-9-14.3 (West 2008).

  • Enticement of a child - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-9-1 (West 2008).

  • Incest (when the victim is less than 18 years of age) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30-10-3 (West 2008).

  • Solicitation to commit criminal sexual contact of a minor (2nd, 3rd, 4th degree) - N.M. STAT. ANN. § 30- 9-13 (West 2008).

  • Attempt to commit any of the sex offenses listed above.

Information maintained in New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

N.M.S.A. 1978, § 29-11A-4 (West 2008).

B. When a sex offender registers with the county sheriff, he shall provide the following registration information:

  1. his legal name and any other names or aliases that he is using or has used;

  2. his date of birth;

  3. his social security number;

  4. his current address;

  5. his place of employment;

  6. the sex offense for which he was convicted; and

  7. the date and place of his sex offense conviction.

Community Notification and Websites

(New Mexico)

N.M.S.A. 1978, § 29-11A-5.1 (West 2008).

A. If a sex offender is convicted of one of the sex offenses, the county sheriff shall forward registration information obtained from the sex offender to the district attorney for the judicial district in which the sex offender resides and, if the sex offender is a resident of a municipality, the chief law enforcement officer for the municipality in which the sex offender resides:

B. A person who wants to obtain registration information regarding sex offenders described in Subsection A of this section may request that information from the:

  1. sheriff for the county in which the sex offenders reside;

  2. chief law enforcement officer for the municipality in which the sex offenders reside;

  3. district attorney for the judicial district in which the sex offenders reside; or

  4. secretary of public safety.

E.

  • The department of public safety shall establish and manage an internet web site that provides the public with registration information regarding sex offenders described in Subsection A of this section, except that the department of public safety shall not provide registration information on the internet web site regarding a sex offender who was less than eighteen years of age when he committed the sex offense for which he was convicted as a youthful offender, unless at the time of sentencing, the court made a finding that the sex offender is not amenable to treatment and is a danger to the community.

  • The registration information provided to the public pursuant to this subsection shall not include a sex offender's social security number or DNA information or a sex offender's place of employment unless the sex offender's employment requires him to have direct contact with children.



  • The department of public safety shall establish and manage an internet web site that provides the public with registration information regarding sex offenders described in Subsection A of this section, except that the department of public safety shall not provide registration information on the internet web site regarding a sex offender who was less than eighteen years of age when he committed the sex offense for which he was convicted as a youthful offender, unless at the time of sentencing, the court made a finding that the sex offender is not amenable to treatment and is a danger to the community.

Limitations on Residency or Employment

None

Duration of Registration

N.M.S.A. 1978, § 29-11A-5

(E) 10 years for persons not subject to lifetime registration.

(D) Life for persons convicted of:

  • First, Second, or Third-degree criminal sexual penetration;

  • Second, Third, Fourth-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor;

  • Sexual exploitation of children;

  • The non-parental kidnapping of a minor; or

  • Fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

Timeframe for Registration

Life for persons convicted a second or subsequent time for a sex offense. 30 days after release, 45 days after coming into the state, 10 days after changing residences

Applies to Offenders Convicted in another State?

Yes

Verification of Address

No

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Misdemeanor imprisonment for less than 1 year and/or fine up to $1,000; same penalty for providing false information

What does a Sex Offender Look Like?

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Encouraging Children to Share

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Building an open and welcoming environment from the beginning stages of a child's life is essential. Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment.

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