Crime & Safety
Overall, Benton is a safe, quiet town that combines the security of a small village with the convenience of a city. It's close to larger cities such as Mount Vernon, but has all you'd need right within it.
I've lived here my entire life. It is a shattered husk of a town that has been in steady decline after the collapse of the coal mining industry about thirty years ago. The last movie theater and bowling alley shuttered their doors a few years ago, so there is literally no venue of entertainment anymore, which probably explains the rampant drug problems and incredibly high teen pregnancy rates.