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Total crime 14%
Violent crime 13%
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 peopleBenton/100k peopleKansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,837 (estimate)2,7252,489
Murdern/an/an/a3.65.0
Rapen/an/an/a48.642.6
Robberyn/an/an/a44.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a314.2250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)428 (estimate)411379
Burglaryn/an/an/a342.7340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,721.91,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a249.9219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,409 (estimate)2,3152,110

Key findings

  • Benton crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Benton are 13% higher than the national average
  • In Benton you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Benton is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Benton has increased by 106%

Benton crime map

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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 234
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Benton is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Benton is 1 in 36

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

      Benton police department

      ItemBentonKansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)25,262558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.53.3
      There are a total of 2 Benton police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.5% less than the Kansas average and 30.3% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Kansas

      StateTotal offendersKansas /100KNational /100K
      Kansas9,632349266
      There are a total of 9,632 sex offenders in Kansas. This yields a total of 349 sex offenders in Kansas per 100,000 residents which is 31% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Valley Center, KS6,42081515597
      Kechi, KS2,352124697820
      Rose Hill, KS3,915151806957
      Eastborough, KS7421669351,101
      Towanda, KS1,3821981,1131,311
      Bel Aire, KS7,2141331,5271,660
      Andover, KS12,4772841,5971,881
      Benton, KS9364282,4092,837

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Greenfields, PA9363271,4981,825
      Masaryktown, FL9365463,0983,643
      Taft Mosswood, CA9367133,7674,480
      Walnut Creek, NC9361509521,103
      Conway, MO936000
      Benton, KS9364282,4092,837
      Source: The Benton, KS 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.