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Total crime 180%
Violent crime 178%
Property crime 180%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenson/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime262n/a (estimate)6,5582,6462,346
Murder0n/a0.08.06.5
Rape4n/a100.127.638.4
Robbery8n/a200.369.273.9
Assault31n/a776.0314.5279.7
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)1,076419388
Burglary54n/a1,351.7471.2314.2
Theft144n/a3,604.51,561.71,398.0
Vehicle theft21n/a525.7193.6246.0
Property crime219n/a (estimate)5,4822,2271,958

Key findings

  • Benson crime rates are 180% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Benson are 178% higher than the national average
  • In Benson you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Benson is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Benson has increased by 11%

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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 93
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benson is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Benson is 1 in 16

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

      Benson police department

      ItemBensonNorth CarolinaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1314,511558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.83.3
      There are a total of 13 Benson police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.3% less than the North Carolina average and 17% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in North Carolina

      StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
      North Carolina26,293320266
      There are a total of 26,293 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 320 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 20% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fuquay-Varina, NC22,722729441,016
      Plain View, NC2,4382051,0911,297
      Buies Creek, NC2,2482061,0971,303
      Wilson's Mills, NC2,4332241,1921,416
      Coats, NC2,3442261,2021,428
      Four Oaks, NC2,150871,4401,528
      Angier, NC5,0793882,0592,447
      Benson, NC3,5421,0765,4826,558

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Loyalhanna, PA3,5422299651,193
      Teague, TX3,5422562,0792,336
      St. Johns, AZ3,5424558541,309
      Agua Dulce, CA3,541135654789
      Calcutta, OH3,5431629721,134
      Benson, NC3,5421,0765,4826,558
      Source: The Benson, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.