Plainfield, NJ
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Plainfield, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Plainfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Plainfield is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Plainfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to New Jersey, Plainfield has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Plainfield to other communities of similar population, then Plainfield crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Plainfield does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how 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 Plainfield.

For Plainfield, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Plainfield is one in 152.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Plainfield's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Plainfield a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Plainfield is one in 44.

Plainfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Plainfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

337

1,174

1,511

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.58

22.92

29.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Plainfield 6.58
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 152

in Plainfield

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Plainfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 51,217
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 15 140 178
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.29 2.73 3.48

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
Plainfield 22.92
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Plainfield

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Plainfield Property CRIMES

Population: 51,217
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 289 804 81
Rate per 1,000 5.64 15.70 1.58

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

Plainfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Plainfield 250
New Jersey 69