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Auburn, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 7,815 total crimes reported in Auburn, Maine (286 of them violent). Of the 868 crimes that happen every year in Auburn, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Auburn, Maine every 10 hours. This includes 4 murders, 65 rapes, and greater than six thousand thefts (including 308 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Auburn, Maine (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Auburn, Maine for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Auburn has lessened by 30%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 36%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 9 years in Auburn. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven hundred for Auburn, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Auburn, Maine (2000-2008)

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 Auburn, Maine (2000-2008)

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

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

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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