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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 38%
Property crime 14%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenson/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,044 (estimate)2,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a6.95.0
Rapen/an/an/a46.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a111.586.2
Assaultn/an/an/a239.7246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)526 (estimate)404381
Burglaryn/an/an/a306.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,472.31,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a153.8228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,518 (estimate)1,9332,200

Key findings

  • Benson crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Benson are 38% higher than the national average
  • In Benson you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Benson is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Benson has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Benson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Benson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Benson is 1 in 191
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benson is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Benson is 1 in 33

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

      Benson police department

      ItemBensonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a30,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.63.3

      Sex offenders in Illinois

      StateTotal offendersIllinois /100KNational /100K
      Illinois32,213263266
      There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

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      Dana, IL121000
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      Gridley, IL1,426170812982
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      Minonk, IL2,15101,0021,002
      Roanoke, IL2,1461878961,083
      Benson, IL4585262,5183,044

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      Onekama, MI4585221,9232,445
      Benson, IL4585262,5183,044
      Source: The Benson, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.