Benzie County had 349 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 603.23 per 100.000 population which is by 18.37% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 20 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Barry and county Bay it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Benzie is larceny/theft - 48 arrests followed by burglary - 36 and aggravated assault - 15 arrests.
Violent crime in Benzie County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not 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 13.09% higher.