Benton, IL
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Benton, IL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Benton is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (60%) and also has a lower crime rate than 44% of the communities in Illinois, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Benton is one in 81 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Benton has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Benton is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Benton 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 Benton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 293. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Benton is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Benton than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 112.

Benton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

60

(100 is safest)


Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Benton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

63

87

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.41

8.95

12.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Benton 3.41
Illinois 3.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 293

in Benton

1 in 261

in Illinois

Benton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,041
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 0 20
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.57 0.00 2.84

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
Benton 8.95
Illinois 19.89

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 112

in Benton

1 in 50

in Illinois

Benton Property CRIMES

Population: 7,041
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 24 39 0
Rate per 1,000 3.41 5.54 0.00

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

Benton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Benton 15
Illinois 33