Reported Annual Crime In Benton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenton/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime148n/a (estimate)3,4052,4222,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenton/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.95.3
Rape3n/a69.037.040.4
Robbery1n/a23.075.9102.8
Assault0n/a0.0113.5248.5
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)92232386
Burglary13n/a299.1469.6468.9
Theft120n/a2,761.21,497.41,745.0
Vehicle theft11n/a253.1222.8236.9
Property crime144n/a (estimate)3,3132,1902,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Benton, KY is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 41% higher than the average of crimes committed in Kentucky. It is also 20% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Benton, KY shows a crime rate that is 60% lower than the Kentucky average. The crime rate is also 76% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Benton, KY is shown to be 51% higher than the Kentucky average and 35% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Calvert City, KY2,5441598731,031
Ledbetter, KY1,9041061,0001,105
Reidland, KY4,3881331,2531,386
Grand Rivers, KY3321951,8372,031
Kuttawa, KY6991951,8432,038
Farley, KY4,6172011,8942,095
Symsonia, KY4732522,3772,629
Benton, KY4,483923,3133,405

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Benton is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.33 daily crimes that occur in Benton.
  • Benton is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Benton you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Benton has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Benton (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Benton, KY for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Kentucky as well as those across America as a whole. The Benton, KY total amount of daily offenses is 1.41 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.20 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Benton, KY is 2.52 times less than the Kentucky average, and it is 4.20 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Benton, KY has a daily crime figure that is 1.51 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.35 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Benton (higher is better)

How safe is Benton, KY compared to other cities in Kentucky and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Benton, KY is safer than 18% of the cities in Kentucky and 44% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Kentucky and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Benton, KY. Overall, Benton, KY is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Benton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Benton is 1 in 1087
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benton is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Benton is 1 in 30
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Benton, KY? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Benton, KY, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 1087. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 31 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Benton, KY is 1 in 30.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Benton, KY is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Benton, KY has not changed, the amount of property crime in Benton, KY has decreased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Benton, KY has decreased by 5% year to year.

Benton police department

ItemBentonKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)85,359558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.83.3
There are a total of 8 Benton police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the Kentucky average and 43.3% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Kentucky

StateTotal offendersKentucky /100KNational /100K
Kentucky6,639162222
There are a total of 6,639 sex offenders in Kentucky. This yields a total of 162 sex offenders in Kentucky per 100,000 residents which is 27% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Meadow Lake, NM4,4839135,1216,034
Selmer, TN4,4826433,8834,526
Park Layne, OH4,4812692,3102,579
Suncoast Estates, FL4,4854472,7923,238
Tarentum, PA4,4816742,4053,079
Benton, KY4,483923,3133,405
Source: The Benton, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.