Marshalltown, IA
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With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Marshalltown has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Iowa, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Marshalltown.

Importantly, when you compare Marshalltown to other communities of similar population, then Marshalltown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Marshalltown does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Marshalltown 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 Marshalltown.

For Marshalltown, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Marshalltown is one in 133.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Marshalltown's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Marshalltown a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Marshalltown is one in 29.

Marshalltown Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Marshalltown Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

207

958

1,165

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.49

34.69

42.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Marshalltown 7.49
Iowa 2.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 133

in Marshalltown

1 in 350

in Iowa
Marshalltown VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 27,620
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 33 2 171
Rate per 1,000 0.04 1.19 0.07 6.19
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Marshalltown 34.69
Iowa 20.47
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Marshalltown

1 in 49

in Iowa
Marshalltown Property CRIMES
Population: 27,620
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 329 582 47
Rate per 1,000 11.91 21.07 1.70
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Marshalltown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Marshalltown 60
Iowa 15