Aurora, CO
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The crime rate in Aurora is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Aurora is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Aurora is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Aurora has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Aurora has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Aurora is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Aurora occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Aurora; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 216. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Aurora's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Aurora a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Aurora is one in 34.

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 285.

Aurora Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Aurora Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,661

10,578

12,239

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.62

29.43

34.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Aurora 4.62
Colorado 3.21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 216

in Aurora

1 in 312

in Colorado

Aurora VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 359,407
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 24 353 447 837
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.98 1.24 2.33

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Aurora 29.43
Colorado 26.42

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Aurora

1 in 38

in Colorado

Aurora Property CRIMES

Population: 359,407
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,683 7,634 1,261
Rate per 1,000 4.68 21.24 3.51

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Aurora Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Aurora 79
Colorado 44