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Marion County, Florida Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Marion County, Florida. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Marion County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Marion County, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 78,006 total crimes reported in Marion County, Florida (14,231 of them violent). Of the 7,801 crimes that occur a year in Marion County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Marion County, Florida 22 times a day. This includes 100 murders, 1,004 rapes, and nearly forty-seven thousand thefts (including 4,143 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Marion County, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Marion County increased by 47 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 64 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Marion County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than twelve thousand for Marion County, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Marion County, Florida (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Marion County, Florida (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Marion County, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Marion County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.