Scotch Plains, NJ
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Scotch Plains, 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

Scotch Plains is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (77%) and also has a lower crime rate than 69% of the communities in New Jersey, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Scotch Plains is one in 117 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Scotch Plains, and we found that the crime rate in Scotch Plains is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Scotch Plains is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Scotch Plains 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 Scotch Plains.

For Scotch Plains, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Scotch Plains than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 3019, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Scotch Plains is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Scotch Plains than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 122.

Scotch Plains Crime Data

 

Crime Index

77

(100 is safest)


Safer than 77% of U.S. Cities

Scotch Plains Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

198

206

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.33

8.20

8.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scotch Plains 0.33
New Jersey 2.55

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 3,019

in Scotch Plains

1 in 392

in New Jersey

Scotch Plains VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,149
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Scotch Plains 8.20
New Jersey 16.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 122

in Scotch Plains

1 in 61

in New Jersey

Scotch Plains Property CRIMES

Population: 24,149
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Scotch Plains Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Scotch Plains 23
New Jersey 69