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Aurora, Illinois Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Aurora, Illinois. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Aurora compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Aurora, Illinois, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 56,919 total crimes reported in Aurora, Illinois (7,364 of them violent). Of the 5,692 crimes that happen every year in Aurora, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Aurora, Illinois 16 times every day.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Aurora, Illinois for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Aurora has lessened by 13%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 12%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 10 years in Aurora. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Aurora, Illinois in 2009.

Crime Trends in Aurora, Illinois (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Aurora, Illinois (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Aurora, Illinois law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 1999-2000, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Programs administered by the Delaware State Bureau of Investigation and Illinois Department of State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape, Crime Index total, and Modified Crime Index total categories.
  • Limited data for 1999 were available for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, and New Hampshire.
  • Limited data for 2000 were available for Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and Montana.
  • In 2001, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape, Crime Index total, and Modified Crime Index total categories.
  • Limited data for 2001-2003 were available for Illinois and Kentucky.
  • In 2002, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape, Crime Index, and Modified Crime Index categories.
  • In 2003, forcible rape figures furnished by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police were not in accordance with national UCR guidelines; therefore, the figures were excluded from the forcible rape and violent crime categories.
  • Limited data for 2004-2006 were available for Illinois.
  • In 2004, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the state Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the Illinois State Police does not comply with national UCR guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not included in these graphs.
  • In 2006, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the Illinois (with the exception of Rockford, Illinois) and the Minnesota state UCR Programs does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not published in these graphs.
  • In 2007-2008, the data collection methodology for the offense of forcible rape used by the Illinois and the Minnesota state UCR Programs (with the exception of Rockford, Illinois and Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota) does not comply with national UCR Program guidelines. Consequently, their figures for forcible rape and violent crime (of which forcible rape is a part) are not published in these graphs.
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