Benton, IL
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 12 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Benton is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 60% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Benton is one in 81. Compared to communities within Illinois, Benton‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 44% of the state's cities and towns.

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