According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Marion is safer than 67% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Iowa, only on the order of 64% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Marion. If you live in Marion, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 73. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 30. It is for these reasons that Marion is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.
Compared to other communities of similar population size, Marion has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Marion is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Marion does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Marion.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Marion's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Marion is one in 838.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Marion is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Marion than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 79.