Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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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 peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29n/a (estimate)6501,9702,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)90287370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0281.6282.7
Property crime25n/a (estimate)5601,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Auburn, IL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Auburn is 72% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Auburn, there were 4 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 90 per 100,000 individuals, 75.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 25 property crimes, amounting to 560 per 100,000 residents, 71.3% lower than the U.S. average.

Auburn enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 650, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Auburn as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

Auburn stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 90 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Auburn secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

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.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Auburn has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 560 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Auburn remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

The United States faces a global challenge with vehicle theft rates, averaging around 300 incidents per 100,000 individuals. Interestingly, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to not report any stolen vehicles. In the latest crime report, Auburn was among these cities, with no reported vehicle thefts, reaffirming its commitment to safety and security.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Auburn?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Auburn. Based on the results of the surveys (5 responses), 60% of people felt that there was very little crime in Auburn and felt safe walking alone at night. While 40% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and 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 72% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.08 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.07 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?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Auburn. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Auburn has increased by 314.3%. Specifically, violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has increased by 733.3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Auburn.

Potential Causes for Crime in Auburn

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Auburn crime rate. The poverty level in Auburn is 4.7%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Auburn currently has an unemployment rate of 0.6%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

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, 86.1% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

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.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Auburn crime rates are 72% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Auburn are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Auburn you have a 1 in 154 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Auburn is safer than 80% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Auburn has increased by 333%

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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 3.03 times less than the Illinois average and 3.58 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Auburn, is 3.21 times less than the Illinois average, and it is 4.13 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Auburn has a daily crime average that is 3.00 times less than the Illinois average and 3.49 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Auburn (higher is better)

        How safe is Auburn, Illinois compared to other cities in Illinois and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Auburn is safer than 64% of the cities in Illinois and 80% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Illinois and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Auburn. Overall, Auburn is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Auburn

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Auburn is 1 in 1116
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Auburn is 1 in 179
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Auburn is 1 in 154
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Auburn? If you reside in Auburn, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1116. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 179 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Auburn, is 1 in 154.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Auburn is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Auburn has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 5% in Auburn, while property crimes in Auburn have increased by 775%. Total crime has increased by 333% year over year.

        Auburn police department

        Item Auburn Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1030,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% 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
        Leland Grove, IL1,23740236276
        Rochester, IL3,778183366549
        Chatham, IL13,23149735784
        New Berlin, IL1,324119700819
        Jerome, IL1,973122716838
        Divernon, IL1,194129755884
        Pawnee, IL2,522133781914
        Auburn, IL4,70190560650

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Gibson, AR4,7014581,7412,199
        Samoset, FL4,7012501,5111,761
        Princeton, MN4,7011412,5262,667
        Christiana, TN4,7012268351,061
        Vandercook Lake, MI4,7023811,2691,650
        Auburn, IL4,70190560650
        Source: The Auburn, IL 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.