Auburn, MA
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The crime rate in Auburn is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Auburn is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Auburn is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Auburn has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Auburn compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Auburn with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Auburn's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Auburn 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 Auburn.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Auburn 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 Auburn; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 367. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Auburn's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Auburn 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 Auburn is one in 40.

Auburn Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Auburn Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

45

418

463

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.72

25.31

28.03

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Auburn 2.72
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 367

in Auburn

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Auburn VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 16,516
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 6 35
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.18 0.36 2.12
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
Auburn 25.31
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Auburn

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Auburn Property CRIMES
Population: 16,516
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 351 16
Rate per 1,000 3.09 21.25 0.97
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

Auburn Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Auburn 30
Massachusetts 27