Benton County had 2,177 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 324.05 per 100.000 population which is by 56.15% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 125 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Sebastian and county Columbia it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Benton is burglary - 408 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 255 and aggravated assault - 86 arrests.
Violent crime in Benton County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 51.92% lower.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.