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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 14%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)2,934 (estimate)2,2532,489
Murdern/an/an/a6.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.042.6
Robberyn/an/an/a98.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a254.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)530 (estimate)407379
Burglaryn/an/an/a271.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,426.61,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a148.2219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,404 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Benson crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Benson are 40% higher than the national average
  • In Benson you have a 1 in 35 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 4%

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The Benson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Benson as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Benson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 189
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benson is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Benson is 1 in 35

      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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      Lacon, IL1,837174232405
      Dana, IL1210658658
      Toluca, IL1,31679631710
      Gridley, IL1,426171775946
      Flanagan, IL1,069174787961
      Minonk, IL2,15101,0021,002
      Roanoke, IL2,1461898561,044
      Benson, IL4585302,4042,934

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      Rose Creek, MN4583352,9483,283
      Franklin, NY4585121,9562,468
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      Leigh, NE4583962,6853,081
      Tierra Verde, TX4586153,5084,123
      Benson, IL4585302,4042,934
      Source: The Benson, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.