Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
Search Homes for Sale
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAuburn/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime272n/a (estimate)1,9522,8432,324
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)416500370
Vehicle theft18n/a129.2471.9282.7
Property crime214n/a (estimate)1,5362,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Auburn, CA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Auburn crime rate is 16% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Auburn, there were 58 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 416 per 100,000 individuals, 12.6% higher than the national average. Additionally, Auburn recorded 214 property crimes, amounting to 1536 per 100,000 residents, 21.4% lower than the U.S. average.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Auburn has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 416 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

In the most recently reported crime year, Auburn registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Auburn?

What do the local residents think about crime in Auburn? Well, based on a recent survey of 21 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 57% of Auburn residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 43% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Auburn a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Auburn is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Auburn has an overall crime rate that is 16% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.75 daily occurrences, comprising 0.16 violent crimes and 0.59 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Auburn as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Auburn Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Auburn crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Auburn has increased by 23.6% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 81.3% and property crime has increased by 13.8%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Auburn

In Auburn, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.5%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Auburn crime rates.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Auburn, 89.5% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Auburn, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 1.89 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Auburn crime map

The Auburn crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Auburn as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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. Please note that the red areas on the Auburn crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
New Real Estate Listings in Auburn Area
Search Homes for Sale in Auburn, CA

Crime Quick Facts

  • Auburn crime rates are 16% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Auburn are 13% higher than the national average
  • In Auburn you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Auburn is safer than 28% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Auburn has increased by 27%

Auburn, CA Crime Quiz


    Safest Places to Live in and Around Auburn

    See all the best places to live around Auburn

    Compare Auburn, CA Crime

        How would you rate the amount of crime in Auburn?
        Write a review to give others more information about this area.
        Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Auburn?
        Write a review to give others more information about this area.
        See all Auburn poll results

        Daily Crime In Auburn (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Auburn, per 100,000 residents. In Auburn, the total number of daily crimes is 1.46 times less than the California average and 1.19 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Auburn are 1.20 times less than the California average and 1.13 times more than the national average. For property crime, Auburn has a daily crime rate that is 1.53 times less than the California average and 1.27 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Auburn (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Auburn, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Auburn safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Auburn is safer than 49% of California cities, and 28% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Auburn. At this time, Auburn sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Auburn

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Auburn is 1 in 241
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Auburn is 1 in 66
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Auburn is 1 in 52
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Auburn, California you have a 1 in 241 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Auburn.

        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 86%, while the property crime rate in Auburn has increased by 17% year over year. The number of total crimes in Auburn has increased by 27% year over year.

        Auburn police department

        Item Auburn California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2651,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
        There are a total of 26 Auburn police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47.8% less than the California average and 42% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lincoln, CA48,1501838821,065
        Granite Bay, CA22,8182109841,194
        Meadow Vista, CA3,5082131,0001,213
        Newcastle, CA1,3602161,0121,228
        Lake of the Pines, CA4,3502261,0581,284
        Sheridan, CA1,1202311,0841,315
        Auburn Lake Trails, CA3,4952391,1191,358
        Auburn, CA14,1044161,5361,952

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Willowick, OH14,10350269319
        Swansea, IL14,1001001,3221,422
        Vail, AZ14,0993351,5961,931
        Springdale, NJ14,111114793907
        Covington, GA14,1137493,6774,426
        Auburn, CA14,1044161,5361,952
        Source: The Auburn, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.