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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 19%
Property crime 5%
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 peopleMerrill/100k peopleIowa/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,403 (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)309 (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)2,094 (estimate)1,6922,200

Key findings

  • Merrill crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Merrill are 19% lower than the national average
  • In Merrill you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Merrill is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Merrill has decreased by 18%

Merrill crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Merrill (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Merrill

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Merrill is 1 in 324
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Merrill is 1 in 48
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Merrill is 1 in 42

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

      Merrill police department

      ItemMerrillIowaNational
      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

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      Kingsley, IA1,43699668767
      Remsen, IA1,824105708812
      Hinton, IA8092121,4331,644
      Le Mars, IA9,826901,5871,678
      Brunsville, IA1052321,5721,805
      North Sioux City, SD2,623352,0912,127
      Oyens, IA882891,9542,243
      Merrill, IA8293092,0942,403

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Forest Hill, LA8297854,7815,566
      Algodones, NM8295522,2022,754
      Indian Lake, TX8296643,8254,489
      Bantam, CT8292472,0062,253
      Milesburg, PA8293651,7792,144
      Merrill, IA8293092,0942,403
      Source: The Merrill, 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.