Annual Crime In Aurora (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAurora/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,838n/a (estimate)3,7123,0692,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAurora/100k peopleColorado/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder17n/a4.63.75.0
Rape387n/a103.871.542.6
Robbery631n/a169.266.786.2
Assault1,681n/a450.9255.4246.8
Violent crime2,716n/a (estimate)728397381
Burglary1,723n/a462.1375.2376.0
Theft7,189n/a1,928.31,915.91,594.6
Vehicle theft2,210n/a592.8380.5228.9
Property crime11,122n/a (estimate)2,9832,6722,200

Key findings

  • Aurora crime rates are 44% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Aurora are 91% higher than the national average
  • In Aurora you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Aurora is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Aurora has increased by 3%

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Compare Aurora, CO Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Aurora (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Aurora, CO is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Aurora are 1.21 times more than the Colorado average and 1.44 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Aurora are 1.83 times more than than Colorado and 1.91 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Aurora are 1.12 times more than than Colorado and 1.36 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Aurora (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Aurora in comparison to other Colorado communities and all other areas throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Aurora being safer than 9% of cities in Colorado and 9% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Colorado cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Aurora. In conclusion, Aurora ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Aurora

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Aurora is 1 in 138
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Aurora is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Aurora is 1 in 27
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Aurora? If you reside in Aurora, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 138. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 34 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 Aurora, is 1 in 27.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Aurora is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Aurora has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 38% in Aurora, while property crimes in Aurora have decreased by 3%. Total crime has increased by 3% year over year.

      Aurora police department

      ItemAuroraColoradoNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7739,049558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.39.63.3
      There are a total of 773 Aurora police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 76% less than the Colorado average and 29.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Colorado

      StateTotal offendersColorado /100KNational /100K
      Colorado11,204251266
      There are a total of 11,204 sex offenders in Colorado. This yields a total of 251 sex offenders in Colorado per 100,000 residents which is 6% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Columbine Valley, CO1,1900408408
      Inverness, CO1,18956375431
      Cherry Hills Village, CO6,4140697697
      Holly Hills, CO2,684100675775
      Bow Mar, CO1,0470916916
      Meridian, CO3,327126851977
      Cherry Creek, CO12,0531511,0181,169
      Aurora, CO351,1317282,9833,712

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Honolulu, HI349,5972502,9413,191
      Anaheim, CA346,7763362,4532,789
      Tampa, FL361,4774071,6742,080
      Bakersfield, CA367,5554914,1744,666
      Santa Ana, CA333,6054681,9052,374
      Aurora, CO351,1317282,9833,712
      Source: The Aurora, CO 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.