New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA (North America) — May 2019 —  I live in the city of Albuquerque, in the state of New Mexico, specifically in the 87114 zip code, which is on the west side of the Rio Grande river. Albuquerque (often referred to as ABQ) it a city of approximately 500,000 people and is the largest city in New Mexico. When my wife and I moved here we thought it was a nice, fairly quiet city, where we could be reasonably close to Denver, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, and make a decent living in an area without inflated taxes and prices. However, in just the past year things have gotten far worse here, and we truly regret out decision to move here. Crime rates have skyrocketed – there has been at least one shooting per day so far this year, an increase of over thirty percent from last year, sales tax has risen to 7.875 percent, and our jobs refuse to give employees raises. Traffic is a true nightmare, with incredibly aggressive drivers running red lights, driving the wrong way, and threatening me when I use my horn or in any way protest. Just the other day I used my horn on a driver in a roundabout who entered it and cut me off, and the driver then brake-checked me twice while shouting curses and threats, causing me to come within inches of running into him. These kinds of things are a nearly daily occurrence now. I cannot stress enough that if you are thinking of coming to Albuquerque, please reconsider. If we could afford to leave right now I would gladly pack the place up in two days and run.