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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 4%
Property crime 3%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAuburn/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,636n/a (estimate)2,4943,3372,580
Murder4n/a6.17.85.0
Rape16n/a24.440.842.6
Robbery29n/a44.283.486.2
Assault191n/a291.2387.6246.8
Violent crime240n/a (estimate)366520381
Burglary115n/a175.3590.1376.0
Theft1,206n/a1,838.81,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft75n/a114.4268.3228.9
Property crime1,396n/a (estimate)2,1292,8172,200

Key findings

  • Auburn crime rates are 3% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Auburn are 4% lower than the national average
  • In Auburn you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Auburn is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Auburn has decreased by 16%

Auburn crime map

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The Auburn crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Auburn as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Auburn crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare Auburn, AL Crime

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      Daily Crime In Auburn (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Auburn for every 100,000 residents. The Auburn total amount of daily crime is 1.34 times less than the Alabama average and 1.03 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Auburn, is 1.42 times less than the Alabama average, and it is 1.04 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Auburn has a daily crime average that is 1.32 times less than the Alabama average and 1.03 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Auburn (higher is better)

      Is Auburn safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Auburn to other cities in the state and across the country, Auburn is 69% safer than other cities of Alabama and 31% safer than other cities in the nation. Auburn has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Auburn

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Auburn is 1 in 274
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Auburn is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Auburn is 1 in 41
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Auburn? In Auburn, you have a 1 in 274 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 47. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Auburn, AL is 1 in 41.

      Year Over Year Crime In Auburn (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Auburn is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Auburn has increased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Auburn has decreased by 19% year over year. The number of total crimes in Auburn has decreased by 16% year over year.

      Auburn police department

      ItemAuburnAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1119,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.04.13.3
      There are a total of 111 Auburn police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50.1% less than the Alabama average and 37.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Alabama

      StateTotal offendersAlabama /100KNational /100K
      Alabama10,698231266
      There are a total of 10,698 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 231 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Waverly, AL2263962,1472,544
      Cusseta, AL1265833,1593,742
      Notasulga, AL9516123,3153,927
      Loachapoka, AL2346313,4164,046
      Tuskegee, AL9,0506363,4454,081
      Opelika, AL29,0305453,9394,484
      Camp Hill, AL9568004,3355,135
      Auburn, AL60,3183662,1292,494

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cupertino, CA60,2971181,5651,683
      National City, CA60,3494951,8892,385
      Palm Harbor, FL60,2363752,2212,596
      Lake Elsinore, CA60,2302352,8033,039
      Meriden, CT60,2033602,0342,393
      Auburn, AL60,3183662,1292,494
      Source: The Auburn, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.