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Aurora, CO crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 53 per one thousand residents, Aurora has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Colorado, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Aurora. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Aurora to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Aurora to other communities of similar population, then Aurora crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Aurora does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Aurora does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Aurora.

For Aurora, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Aurora is one in 93.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Aurora experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Aurora is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Aurora, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Aurora has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Aurora is one in 58.

Aurora Crime Data

total Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Aurora Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4,226

16,607

20,833

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

10.74

42.20

52.94

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
10.74
4.92
National Median: 4
    Aurora
    Colorado

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 93

in Aurora

1 in 203

in Colorado

Aurora Violent Crimes

Population: 393,537
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 54 296 827 3,049
Rate per 1,000 0.14 0.75 2.10 7.75

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
42.2
31.48
National Median: 20
    Aurora
    Colorado

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Aurora

1 in 32

in Colorado

Property Crimes

Population: 393,537
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,821 7,965 6,821
Rate per 1,000 4.63 20.24 17.33

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Aurora Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
134
57
National Median: 27.0
    Aurora
    Colorado