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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 18%
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 peopleMarshalltown/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime779n/a (estimate)2,8852,0002,489
Murder0n/a0.01.95.0
Rape19n/a70.436.942.6
Robbery4n/a14.827.481.6
Assault82n/a303.7200.4250.2
Violent crime105n/a (estimate)389267379
Burglary176n/a651.8371.1340.5
Theft445n/a1,648.01,199.61,549.5
Vehicle theft53n/a196.3163.0219.9
Property crime674n/a (estimate)2,4961,7342,110

Key findings

  • Marshalltown crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Marshalltown are 2% higher than the national average
  • In Marshalltown you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Marshalltown is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Marshalltown has increased by 12%

Marshalltown crime map

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The Marshalltown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Marshalltown (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Marshalltown, Iowa is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Marshalltown are 1.44 times more than the Iowa average and 1.16 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Marshalltown are 1.46 times more than than Iowa and 1.02 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Marshalltown are 1.44 times more than than Iowa and 1.18 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Marshalltown (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Marshalltown to every other city in Iowa, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Marshalltown safe? The gauges above illustrate that Marshalltown is safer than 20% of every city located within Iowa along with 26% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Iowa and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Marshalltown, IA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Marshalltown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Marshalltown is 1 in 258
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Marshalltown is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Marshalltown is 1 in 35
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Marshalltown? In Marshalltown, IA you have a 1 in 258 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Marshalltown.

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

      A good indicator of whether Marshalltown is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Marshalltown has increased by 17%, while the property crime rate in Marshalltown has increased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Marshalltown has increased by 12% year over year.

      Marshalltown police department

      ItemMarshalltownIowaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)563,827558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.01.83.3
      There are a total of 56 Marshalltown police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.5% greater than the Iowa average and 38.2% 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
      Conrad, IA1,07399644744
      Baxter, IA1,081101658759
      State Center, IA1,337112727839
      Le Grand, IA9953092,0052,313
      Haverhill, IA1693162,0502,366
      Gladbrook, IA8863252,1102,435
      Melbourne, IA8213292,1362,465
      Marshalltown, IA27,6373892,4962,885

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garner, NC27,6252543,4563,709
      Kirkwood, MO27,6141081,3771,485
      Crofton, MD27,6633501,5031,853
      Forest Hills, MI27,667189685873
      Maywood, CA27,6723301,0851,415
      Marshalltown, IA27,6373892,4962,885
      Source: The Marshalltown, IA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.