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Marion County, Iowa Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 2,931 total crimes reported in Marion County, Iowa (343 of them violent). Of the 326 crimes that happen every year in Marion County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Marion County, Iowa 326 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 39 rapes, and almost two thousand thefts (including 142 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Marion County, Iowa (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Marion County, Iowa for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Marion County has grown by 40%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 71%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 9 years in Marion County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three hundred for Marion County, Iowa in 2009.

Crime Trends in Marion County, Iowa (2000-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might 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, Iowa (2000-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Marion County, Iowa 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.