Benton, Kentucky Jail and Mugshot Information

Benton is a city in Marshall County, Kentucky. The city of Benton was formally incorporated in 1845. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 sq. mi (10.9 km2). The City of Benton had a population of approximately 4,349 in the year 2010.

In 2016, the crime-index in Benton, Kentucky was 213.8, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but lower than the national average of 270.9. According to research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Benton, Kentucky as of December 27, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Benton to the number of sex offenders is 161 to 1.

There were an estimated 152 total crimes per 100,000 people in Benton, Kentucky. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Kentucky which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Benton is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Benton, there were an estimated 2 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Kentucky is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 150 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Kentucky average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Benton, Kentucky:

  • The overall crime rate in Benton is 22% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.19 daily crimes that occur in Benton.
  • Benton is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Benton you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Benton has decreased by 6%.

Benton, Kentucky Police Station Information

Benton Police Department

The Benton Police Department has 7 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 5000 people.

Jeromy Hicks, Chief of Police
Benton Police Department
1009 Main St
Benton, Kentucky 42025-1401
Phone: 270-527-3126
Fax: 270-527-7026
Email: policeinfo@cityofbenton.org
Emergency: 911

Benton Police Dept

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Benton, Kentucky.

Kevin Byars, Sheriff
Marshall County Sheriff’s Office
52 Judicial Drive,
Benton, Kentucky 42025
Email: kevin.byars@marshallcountyky.gov
Phone: (270) 527-3112
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Marshall County Sheriff
Marshall Sheriff Facebook

Marshall County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Laurie Ford, Jailer
Marshall County Jail
54 Judicial Drive
Benton, Kentucky 42025
Email: laurie.ford@marshallcountyky.gov
Phone: (270) 527 – 4760
Fax: (270) 527-4745
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, weekdays

Visitations Hours at Marshall County Jail:

Male Inmates – Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 to 10:30 am
Female Inmates – Tuesday through Saturday 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Restricted Custody Facility (Class D), visitation hours are:
All dorms; 1, 2, 3, and 4 Thursday 8am to 9am
Dorms 1 and 2, Saturday 8 to 9 am
Dorms 3 and 4 Saturday 9:30 am to 10:30am

Marshall County Jail

Police Records Request in Benton, Kentucky

We have not found any police records information on Benton. Instead we have included public records. Public records can be obtained from the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Bethany Cooper, Clerk-Treasurer
Office of the Clerk-Treasurer
City of Benton
1009 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025
Phone: (270) 527-0056

Benton Clerk-Treasurer

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