Aurora, IL
Crime Rates



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Aurora, IL 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Aurora has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Aurora is 1 in 70. How does Aurora fare compared to other communities in Illinois of all population sizes? Aurora's crime rate is lower than approximately 35% of Illinois communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Aurora, and we found that the crime rate in Aurora is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Aurora is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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 371. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Aurora; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Aurora Crime Data

 

Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

Aurora Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

538

2,314

2,852

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.70

11.59

14.29

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Aurora 2.70
Illinois 4.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 371

in Aurora

1 in 247

in Illinois

Aurora VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 199,602
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 68 94 372
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.34 0.47 1.86

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Aurora 11.59
Illinois 19.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 86

in Aurora

1 in 52

in Illinois

Aurora Property CRIMES

Population: 199,602
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 319 1,873 122
Rate per 1,000 1.60 9.38 0.61

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Aurora Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Aurora 62
Illinois 33