Benson, AZ
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The crime rate in Benson is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Benson is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Benson is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Arizona, Benson has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Benson to other communities of similar population, then Benson crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Benson 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 Benson 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 Benson.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Benson occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Benson; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 233. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Benson's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Benson 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 Benson is one in 31.

Benson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Benson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

21

159

180

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.30

32.53

36.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Benson 4.30
Arizona 4.10
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 233

in Benson

1 in 244

in Arizona
Benson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 4,888
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Benson 32.53
Arizona 30.33
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Benson

1 in 33

in Arizona
Benson Property CRIMES
Population: 4,888
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Benson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Benson 4
Arizona 31

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