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Total crime 50%
Violent crime 31%
Property crime 53%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenton/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,411n/a (estimate)3,8603,4572,580
Murder1n/a2.77.25.0
Rape17n/a46.572.942.6
Robbery22n/a60.252.986.2
Assault142n/a388.4410.7246.8
Violent crime182n/a (estimate)498544381
Burglaryn/an/an/a636.8376.0
Theft1,124n/a3,074.72,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft105n/a287.2236.0228.9
Property crime1,229n/a (estimate)3,3622,9132,200

Key findings

  • Benton crime rates are 50% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Benton are 31% higher than the national average
  • In Benton you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Benton is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Benton has decreased by 10%

Benton crime map

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The Benton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Benton 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 Benton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Benton (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Benton, Arkansas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Benton are 1.12 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.50 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Benton are 1.09 times less than than Arkansas and 1.31 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Benton are 1.15 times more than than Arkansas and 1.53 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Benton (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Benton, Arkansas compared to other areas of Arkansas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Benton safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Benton is safer than 31% of Arkansas cities, and 15% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arkansas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Benton. At this time, Benton sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Benton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Benton is 1 in 201
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benton is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Benton is 1 in 26
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Benton? If you reside in Benton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 201. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 30 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 26.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Benton is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Benton has increased by 27% and the rate of property crime in Benton has decreased by 14%. The total crime rate in Benton has decreased by 10% year to year.

      Benton police department

      ItemBentonArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)775,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.93.3
      There are a total of 77 Benton police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17% less than the Arkansas average and 24.8% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Arkansas

      StateTotal offendersArkansas /100KNational /100K
      Arkansas8,875323266
      There are a total of 8,875 sex offenders in Arkansas. This yields a total of 323 sex offenders in Arkansas per 100,000 residents which is 21% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Haskell, AR4,3764097741,183
      Salem, AR2,5713128721,184
      Cammack Village, AR9692201,1771,397
      Shannon Hills, AR3,6142401,2821,522
      Salem city, AR1,9352631,4101,673
      Avilla, AR9942811,5041,785
      Landmark, AR3,0452821,5111,793
      Benton, AR33,6134983,3623,860

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pikesville, MD33,6254151,7972,212
      Owasso, OK33,5981752,3002,474
      Richmond, KY33,5831842,9653,149
      Holland, MI33,5814252,1792,604
      Dalton, GA33,6532752,9173,192
      Benton, AR33,6134983,3623,860
      Source: The Benton, AR 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.