Benson, MN
Crime Rates


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Benson, MN crime analytics

Benson's overall rate of crime is sufficiently low that NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows the city to be one of the safest in the nation among cities and towns of all sizes, although not one of the very lowest in Minnesota (12% of the state's communities have a lower crime rate). Overall a very safe city, Benson's crime rate is just 3 per 1,000 people, which means that a person's chance of becoming a victim in Benson is one in 342.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Benson, and we found that the crime rate in Benson is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Benson is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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.

For Benson, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Benson than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1538, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Benson compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Benson is just 2 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Benson is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Benson Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 96% of U.S. Cities

Benson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Benson 0.65
Minnesota 2.43
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,538

in Benson

1 in 412

in Minnesota
Population: 3,075
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 2
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.65
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)

Benson 2.28
Minnesota 22.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 439

in Benson

1 in 45

in Minnesota
Benson Property CRIMES
Population: 3,075
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 5 2 0
Rate per 1,000 1.63 0.65 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

Benson Crimes Per Square Mile

Benson 3
Minnesota 21

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