North Plainfield, NJ
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North Plainfield has an overall crime rate of 17 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in North Plainfield is 1 in 58. How does North Plainfield fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? North Plainfield's crime rate is lower than approximately 36% of New Jersey communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, North Plainfield has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, North Plainfield is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how North Plainfield does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in North Plainfield.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in North Plainfield occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in North Plainfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 418. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in North Plainfield; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

North Plainfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

North Plainfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

53

326

379

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.39

14.72

17.12

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
North Plainfield 2.39
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 418

in North Plainfield

1 in 392

in New Jersey
North Plainfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 22,140
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 24 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.18 1.08 1.13
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
North Plainfield 14.72
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 68

in North Plainfield

1 in 61

in New Jersey
North Plainfield Property CRIMES
Population: 22,140
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 83 226 17
Rate per 1,000 3.75 10.21 0.77
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

North Plainfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
North Plainfield 135
New Jersey 69