Plainfield, NJ
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Plainfield, NJ crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 26 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 39. 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 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Plainfield compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Plainfield with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Plainfield's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 145.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Plainfield experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Plainfield's rate for property crime is 19 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 53.

Plainfield Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Plainfield Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

350

964

1,314

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.91

19.04

25.95

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Plainfield 6.91
New Jersey 2.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 145

in Plainfield

1 in 408

in New Jersey

Plainfield VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 50,636
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 12 17 147 174
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.34 2.90 3.44

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Plainfield 19.04
New Jersey 15.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Plainfield

1 in 65

in New Jersey

Plainfield Property CRIMES

Population: 50,636
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 283 604 77
Rate per 1,000 5.59 11.93 1.52

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Plainfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Plainfield 218
New Jersey 65