Benton Harbor, MI
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Benton Harbor, MI crime analytics


With a crime rate of 65 per one thousand residents, Benton Harbor has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 15. Within Michigan, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Benton Harbor.

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 9,976, Benton Harbor 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 Harbor 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 Harbor.

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

For Benton Harbor, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Benton Harbor is one in 43.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Benton Harbor experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Benton Harbor is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Benton Harbor, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Benton Harbor Crime Data

 
Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Benton Harbor Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

230

419

649

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

23.06

42.00

65.06

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Benton Harbor 23.06
Michigan 4.16
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 43

in Benton Harbor

1 in 241

in Michigan
Benton Harbor VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 9,976
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 15 64 148
Rate per 1,000 0.30 1.50 6.42 14.84
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 Harbor 42.00
Michigan 18.86
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Benton Harbor

1 in 53

in Michigan
Benton Harbor Property CRIMES
Population: 9,976
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 124 278 17
Rate per 1,000 12.43 27.87 1.70
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 Harbor Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Benton Harbor 139
Michigan 28