Reported Annual Crime In Benton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime87n/a (estimate)1,2432,3722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.84.9
Rape4n/a57.237.538.6
Robbery0n/a0.0115.9101.9
Assault20n/a285.8224.6237.8
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)343384373
Burglary24n/a343.0361.1491.4
Theft39n/a557.41,490.21,775.4
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0137.3220.2
Property crime63n/a (estimate)9001,9892,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Benton, IL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Benton, IL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Benton, IL averages 48% lower than the rest of Illinois while the rate of crime on a national scale is 57% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Benton, IL is 11% lower than the average rate of crime in Illinois and 8% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 55% lower than the remainder of the state of Illinois and 64% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Benton, IL area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Benton is 57% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.41 daily crimes that occur in Benton.
  • Benton is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Benton you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Benton has decreased by 49%.

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Daily Crime In Benton (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Benton, IL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Illinois and on a national level. In Benton, IL the total number of daily crimes is 1.91 times less than the Illinois average and 2.30 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Benton, IL is 1.12 times less than the Illinois average and 1.09 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Benton, IL has a daily crime rate that is 2.21 times less than the Illinois average and 2.76 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Benton (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Benton, IL compared to every other city in Illinois as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Benton, IL ranks safer than 27% of every city located within Illinois along with 43% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Illinois and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Benton, IL. As a result, Benton, IL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Benton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Benton is 1 in 292
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benton is 1 in 112
The chance of being a victim of crime in Benton is 1 in 81
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Benton, IL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Benton, IL you have a 1 in 292 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 112 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 81 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Benton, IL.

Year Over Year Crime In Benton (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Benton, IL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Benton, IL has increased by 27%, while the property crime rate in Benton, IL has decreased by 58% year over year. The number of total crimes in Benton, IL has decreased by 49% year over year.

Benton police department

ItemBentonIllinoisNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
There are a total of 11 Benton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.5% less than the Illinois average and 52.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Illinois

StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
Illinois26,115212222
There are a total of 26,115 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 212 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 5% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ina, IL2,30186602688
Sesser, IL1,9622001,0341,233
Royalton, IL1,0322111,0911,301
Zeigler, IL1,8502161,1171,332
Christopher, IL2,8282331,2051,438
Benton, IL7,1853439001,243

Cities with similar population

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Duvall, WA7,18525622647
Ivins, UT7,1841802,2722,452
Clewiston, FL7,1846865,5296,215
Woodland Park, CO7,1871532,2112,364
Old Jefferson, LA7,1823201,9852,305
Benton, IL7,1853439001,243
Source: The Benton, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.