Auburn, WA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Auburn, WA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in King County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Auburn area. Auburn has a population of 77,006, which makes it the 15th largest city in Washington, and an average income of $59,347. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Auburn, WA

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 318 reported violent crimes and 4235 reported property crimes in Auburn. This compares to 20,394 reported violent crimes and 248,369 reported property crimes statewide in Washington. This makes Auburn 23rd in the state of Washington when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Auburn was agg. assault, with 188 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 2,659 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.

Disclaimer: The city of Auburn resides in these counties: King County, Pierce County.


Auburn Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 15th
  • Violent Crimes: 10th (23rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Rape: 15th (67th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 8th (33rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 10th (22nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 12th (22nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 7th (15th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 14th (37th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 10th (11th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (10th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 426th
  • Violent Crimes: 335th (1,635th per 100k)
  • Murder: 71st (327th per 100k)
  • Rape: 160th (1,028th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 303rd (1,857th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 250th (798th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 191st (523rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 156th (406th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 220th (924th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 139th (107th per 100k)
  • Arson: 81st (356th per 100k)

In King County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 3rd (5th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Arson: 2nd (3rd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 77,006
  • Households: 27,280
  • Median Income: $59,347
  • Land Area: 29.669 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.215 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Auburn, WA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 7
Rape 38 31
Agg. Assault 155 188
Robbery 105 92
Burglary 846 952
Vehicle Thefts 616 624
Arson 32 38

Violent Crimes in Auburn, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 7
Rape 31
Aggravated Assault 188
Robbery 92

Property Crimes in Auburn, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 952
Larceny 2659
Motor Vehicle Theft 624
Arson 38

Vehicle Thefts in Auburn, WA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 642
2007 673
2008 640
2009 369
2010 570
2011 600
2012 586
2013 672
2014 616
2015 624

Agg. Assault in Auburn, WA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 159
2007 143
2008 159
2009 165
2010 138
2011 147
2012 109
2013 144
2014 155
2015 188

Washington Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

All you need is a first name and last name to begin looking up someone’s criminal records. Try BeenVerified’s criminal records search.

You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Washington Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 20136 20394
Murder 174 211
Rape 4866 4898
Agg. Assault 11627 12029
Robbery 5640 5449
Property Crimes 261706 248369
Burglary 55290 50993
Larceny 175769 170509
Vehicle Thefts 30647 26867
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Auburn and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Washington and nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of Washington

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 45899
2007 37622
2008 28331
2009 23680
2010 25729
2011 24835
2012 26402
2013 28399
2014 30647
2015 26867

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