Benton, KY
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Benton, KY 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

The crime rate in Benton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 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 Benton is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Benton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Benton has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 4,357, Benton has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Benton does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Benton.

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.

Importantly, our analysis shows that Benton has one of the lowest violent crime rates in all of America, across cities and towns of all sizes. Murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault happen far less frequently here than in most places. Your chance of becoming a victim? Just one in 10000. Benton's violent crime rate is just 0 per 1,000 residents.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Benton's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Benton 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 Benton is one in 28.

Benton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Benton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

0

154

154

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.00

35.35

35.35

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Benton 0.00
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 10,000

in Benton

1 in 457

in Kentucky

Benton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,357
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

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 35.35
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Benton

1 in 46

in Kentucky

Benton Property CRIMES

Population: 4,357
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 38 114 2
Rate per 1,000 8.72 26.16 0.46

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 36
Kentucky 29