Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMarana/100k peopleArizona/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,323n/a (estimate)2,3162,4892,324
Violent crime49n/a (estimate)86432370
Vehicle theft35n/a61.3244.2282.7
Property crime1,274n/a (estimate)2,2302,0581,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Marana, AZ

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Marana is 0.3% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 49 violent crimes reported in Marana, equivalent to 86 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 76.8%. Additionally, Marana recorded 1274 property crimes, amounting to 2230 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 14.1%.

The Marana crime rate is about average when compared to all the other cities across the U.S. per 100,000 residents. When we compared the total crimes (violent and property) in Marana, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

Marana shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 86 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Marana an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Marana is very similar to the national average. Marana had a property crime rate of 2230, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Marana?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Marana. Based on the results of the surveys (18 responses), 50% of people felt that there was very little crime in Marana and felt safe walking alone at night. While 50% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Marana a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Marana, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Marana presents a total crime rate that is 0% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Marana experiences an average of 3.62 daily crimes, comprising 0.13 violent incidents and 3.49 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Marana Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Marana. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Marana has increased by 5.9%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 22.2%, while property crime has increased by 7.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Marana.

Potential Causes for Crime in Marana

In Marana, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.7%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Marana crime rates.

Marana has a population density of 389.5 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Marana crime rates.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Marana stands at $271,200, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Marana crime map

The Marana crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Marana as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Marana crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Marana crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Marana crime rates are equal to the national average
      • Violent crimes in Marana are 77% lower than the national average
      • In Marana you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Marana is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Marana has decreased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Marana (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Marana, Arizona is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Marana are 1.07 times less than the Arizona average and 1.00 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Marana are 5.03 times less than than Arizona and 4.31 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Marana are 1.08 times more than than Arizona and 1.14 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Marana (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Marana to every other city in Arizona, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Marana safe? The gauges above illustrate that Marana is safer than 64% of every city located within Arizona along with 56% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Arizona and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Marana, AZ is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Marana

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Marana is 1 in 1166
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Marana is 1 in 45
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Marana is 1 in 44
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Marana? If you reside in Marana, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1166. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 45 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Marana, is 1 in 44.

        Year Over Year Crime In Marana (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Marana is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Marana has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 27% in Marana, while property crimes in Marana have not changed. Total crime has decreased by 1% year over year.

        Marana police department

        Item Marana Arizona National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10312,274558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.13.3
        There are a total of 103 Marana police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.7% less than the Arizona average and 11.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Arizona

        State Total offenders Arizona /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 8,206 sex offenders in Arizona. This yields a total of 157 sex offenders in Arizona per 100,000 residents which is 41% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Oro Valley, AZ45,303331,1871,220
        Red Rock, AZ4,1962141,0181,231
        Picture Rocks, AZ8,9554202,0022,422
        Avra Valley, AZ6,2854652,2172,682
        Casas Adobes, AZ70,5164672,2252,692
        Nelson, AZ7756282,9943,622
        Flowing Wells, AZ17,2276603,1433,802
        Marana, AZ47,164862,2302,316

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Roseville, MI47,1605333,6394,172
        Burleson, TX47,1512491,1901,440
        East Honolulu, HI47,1321121,0521,164
        Charlottesville, VA47,2175413,4113,952
        Glenview, IL47,2181191,3141,433
        Marana, AZ47,164862,2302,316
        Source: The Marana, AZ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.