If you look up crime stats for Angel Fire, it may not seem all that good. Property crime seems to be at an all-time high for the resort town. However, it’s important to take into consideration the fact that crime rates are figured by comparing the number of reported crimes to every 100,000 people. So, with Angel Fire’s small population, those rates are going to look exponentially worse since the population is nowhere near 100,000. Also consider the vibrant tourist industry for the area: Angel Fire sees tens of thousands of visitors each year, and when those visitors report lost or damaged items to the local police department, it factors into Angel Fire’s reported crimes, even though they are not full-time residents.
To really get a sense of how safe Angel Fire is, ask the residents that live here. Most, if not all, will tell you that there is very little actual crime. The neighbors that drive past or walk their dog the same route past the houses in their neighborhoods everyday will notice if something is amiss, and usually have ways to contact their neighbors to check in. The sense of community in Angel Fire is deep, and the residents take care of each other. The majority of the community members volunteer and gather frequently, whether its at the Art and Farmers Market or Cool Summer Nights Concert series, making sure anyone new isn’t a stranger for long.