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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 6%
Property crime 24%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMarathon/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,136 (estimate)1,9422,580
Murdern/an/an/a1.75.0
Rapen/an/an/a30.942.6
Robberyn/an/an/a29.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a187.9246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)404 (estimate)250381
Burglaryn/an/an/a352.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,190.41,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.5228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,732 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Marathon crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Marathon are 6% higher than the national average
  • In Marathon you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Marathon is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Marathon has decreased by 20%

Marathon crime map

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The Marathon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Marathon as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Marathon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Marathon (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Marathon

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Marathon is 1 in 248
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Marathon is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Marathon is 1 in 32

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

      Marathon police department

      ItemMarathonIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.83.3

      Sex offenders in Iowa

      StateTotal offendersIowa /100KNational /100K
      Iowa6,040205266
      There are a total of 6,040 sex offenders in Iowa. This yields a total of 205 sex offenders in Iowa per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Laurens, IA1,272107727835
      Rossie, IA503302,2372,567
      Sioux Rapids, IA7293382,2852,622
      Albert City, IA5893382,2902,628
      Linn Grove, IA1403522,3832,735
      Rembrandt, IA1613572,4152,772
      Webb, IA1863612,4452,807
      Marathon, IA2704042,7323,136

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Leach, OK2705313,2783,810
      Pillow, PA2704142,0142,428
      Waukau, WI2703201,6912,011
      Humptulips, WA2704554,2994,754
      Pecktonville, MD2706993,0293,728
      Marathon, IA2704042,7323,136
      Source: The Marathon, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.