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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 39%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMarion/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime587n/a (estimate)1,4452,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape9n/a22.236.942.6
Robbery4n/a9.827.481.6
Assault55n/a135.4200.4250.2
Violent crime68n/a (estimate)167267379
Burglary119n/a293.0371.1340.5
Theft350n/a861.81,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft50n/a123.1163.0219.9
Property crime519n/a (estimate)1,2781,7342,110

Key findings

  • Marion crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Marion are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Marion you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Marion is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Marion has decreased by 18%

Marion crime map

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      Daily Crime In Marion (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Marion, IA per 100,000 people. In Marion, the total number of daily crimes is 1.38 times less than the Iowa average and 1.72 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Marion is 1.59 times less than the Iowa average and 2.27 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Marion has a daily crime rate that is 1.36 times less than the Iowa average and 1.65 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Marion (higher is better)

      How safe is Marion, Iowa compared to other cities in Iowa and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Marion is safer than 67% of the cities in Iowa and 59% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Iowa and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Marion. Overall, Marion is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Marion

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Marion is 1 in 598
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Marion is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Marion is 1 in 70
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Marion, Iowa? If you reside in Marion, then there is a 1 in 598 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 79. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 70 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Marion.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Marion is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Marion has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 4% in Marion, while property crimes in Marion have decreased by 20%. Total crime has decreased by 18% year over year.

      Marion police department

      ItemMarionIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)503,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.41.83.3
      There are a total of 50 Marion police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.5% less than the Iowa average and 56.5% less than the National average.

      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
      Robins, IA3,43451330381
      Walford, IA1,42854349403
      Atkins, IA1,71360388447
      Fairfax, IA2,41861398459
      Ely, IA2,13373475548
      Lisbon, IA1,90888571659
      Palo, IA1,03692597689
      Marion, IA37,1981671,2781,445

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mechanicsville, VA37,2012391,8902,129
      Addison, IL37,1921991,1531,352
      East Meadow, NY37,2282811,0741,355
      Lincoln Park, MI37,1556162,2352,851
      Calumet City, IL37,1125152,8793,393
      Marion, IA37,1981671,2781,445
      Source: The Marion, 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.