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Auburn, Alabama Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Auburn, Alabama. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Auburn compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Auburn, Alabama, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 23,349 total crimes reported in Auburn, Alabama (1,490 of them violent). Of the 2,335 crimes that take place per year in Auburn, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Auburn, Alabama every 3 hours. This includes 23 murders, 174 rapes, and just about seventeen thousand thefts (including 709 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Auburn, Alabama for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Auburn has risen by 34%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 31%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Auburn. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three thousand for Auburn, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Auburn, Alabama (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Auburn, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Auburn, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Auburn conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.