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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 3%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBenton/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,654 (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)479 (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)2,175 (estimate)1,8472,110

Key findings

  • Benton crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Benton are 26% higher than the national average
  • In Benton you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Benton is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Benton has decreased by 4%

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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)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Benton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Benton is 1 in 209
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benton is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Benton is 1 in 38

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

      Benton police department

      ItemBentonIllinoisNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1130,690558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.63.3
      There are a total of 11 Benton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41.5% less than the Illinois average and 52.4% less than the National average.

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ina, IL2,4500221221
      Hurst, IL7050253253
      Royalton, IL1,124179538717
      Christopher, IL2,9821109571,068
      Sesser, IL1,8612129641,176
      Zeigler, IL1,7712271,0281,255
      Johnston City, IL3,5213061,3901,696
      Benton, IL7,1484792,1752,654

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      East End, AR7,1484612,2512,712
      Yardville, NJ7,1471791,1541,333
      Boyes Hot Springs, CA7,1473221,7012,023
      Vandenberg Village, CA7,1463721,9682,341
      Manor, TX7,1453882,0112,399
      Benton, IL7,1484792,1752,654
      Source: The Benton, 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.