Marion, IA
Crime Rates


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Marion, IA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Marion has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Marion is 1 in 57. How does Marion fare compared to other communities in Iowa of all population sizes? Marion's crime rate is lower than approximately 20% of Iowa communities.

However, 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.

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 2 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, rape (not statutory), 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 542.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Marion; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Marion Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Marion Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Marion 1.85
Iowa 2.91

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 542

in Marion

1 in 344

in Iowa


Population: 38,480
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 14 8 49
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.36 0.21 1.27


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Marion 15.70
Iowa 20.86

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 64

in Marion

1 in 48

in Iowa

Marion Property CRIMES

Population: 38,480
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 142 428 34
Rate per 1,000 3.69 11.12 0.88

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Marion Crimes Per Square Mile

Marion 42
Iowa 15