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Benton County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Benton County, Arkansas. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Benton County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Benton County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 39,362 total crimes reported in Benton County, Arkansas (2,451 of them violent). Of the 3,936 crimes that happen every year in Benton County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Benton County, Arkansas every 2 hours. This includes 22 murders, 651 rapes, and greater than thirty thousand thefts (including 1,533 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Benton County, Arkansas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Benton County has grown by 57%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 73%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Benton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six thousand for Benton County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Benton County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Benton County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Benton County, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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