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Marion County, Indiana Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Marion County, Indiana. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Marion County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Marion County, Indiana, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 532,769 total crimes reported in Marion County, Indiana (80,877 of them violent). Of the 53,277 crimes that take place per year in Marion County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Marion County, Indiana every 9 minutes. This includes 1,155 murders, 4,869 rapes, and just about three hundred and thirty-six thousand thefts (including 74,017 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Marion County, Indiana for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Marion County has risen by 29%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 20%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Marion County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least sixty-seven thousand for Marion County, Indiana in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are 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, Indiana (1999-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Marion County, Indiana 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.