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Benton County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Benton County, Tennessee. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Benton County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Benton County, Tennessee, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,609 total crimes reported in Benton County, Tennessee (282 of them violent). Of the 326 crimes that transpire each year in Benton County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Benton County, Tennessee 326 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 11 rapes, and close to two thousand thefts (including 168 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Benton County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Benton County, Tennessee for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Benton County has climbed by 59 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 71 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Benton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to six hundred for Benton County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Benton County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can 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, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Benton County, Tennessee law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Benton County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.