Benton Harbor, MI Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
635
Total Crimes
6,455.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
151.36%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Benton Harbor, MI?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Benton Harbor is 6,455.9 per 100,000 people. That's 151.36% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 207.01% higher than the Michigan total crime rate of 2,102.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Benton Harbor SnackAbility

2
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
2/10
Housing
4
Affordability
4
Diversity
7
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
3
Commute
9.5

How Does Benton Harbor Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Benton Harbor
/ 100k People
Michigan
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 635 6,455.9 2,102.8 2,568.4
Murder 3 30.5 5.5 5.0
Robbery 28 284.7 56.6 86.2
Aggravated Assault 155 1,575.8 310.3 246.8
Violent Crime 213 2,165.5 449.4 368.9
Burglary 101 1,026.8 316.6 376.0
Larceny 264 2,684.0 1,162.3 1,594.6
Car Theft 57 579.5 174.6 228.9
Property Crime 422 4,290.4 1,653.5 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Benton Harbor

213
Violent Crimes
2,165.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
487.02%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 46.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Benton Harbor each year. That compares to a 1 in 222.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Benton Harbor is 2,165.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 487.02% higher than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 381.91% higher than the Michigan violent crime rate of 449.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Benton Harbor

422
Property Crimes
4,290.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
95.06%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 23.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Benton Harbor each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Benton Harbor is 4,290.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 95.06% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 159.48% higher than the Michigan property crime rate of 1,653.5 per 100,000 people.

Benton Harbor Crime Compared To Michigan Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Michigan.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Benton Harbor

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Portage, MI 49,175 1,559 3,170.3 2,932.4 237.9
Holland, MI 33,405 870 2,604.4 2,179.3 425.1
Goshen, IN 33,386 1,175 3,519.4 3,378.7 140.8
St. Joseph, MI 8,364 211 2,522.7 2,211.9 310.9
Westville, IN 5,664 30 529.7 406.1 123.6
Watervliet, MI 1,658 18 1,085.6 603.1 482.5
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