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Benton, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 14,462 total crimes reported in Benton, Arkansas (848 of them violent). Of the 1,607 crimes that happen every year in Benton, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Benton, Arkansas every 5 hours. This includes 7 murders, 76 rapes, and almost eleven thousand thefts (including 728 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Benton, Arkansas (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Benton, Arkansas for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Benton has grown by 9%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 45%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 9 years in Benton. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two thousand for Benton, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Benton, Arkansas (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

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 cities like Benton, Arkansas (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

  • Complete arson figures for 2000 for Alabama, Arkansas, and Massachusetts were not available.
  • In 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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