Scotch Plains, NJ
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Scotch Plains, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 8 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Scotch Plains is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 73% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Scotch Plains is one in 132. Compared to communities within New Jersey, Scotch Plains‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 66% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Scotch Plains has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Scotch Plains 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 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 2214, 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 141.

Scotch Plains Crime Data

 

Crime Index

73

(100 is safest)


Safer than 73% of U.S. Cities

Scotch Plains Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

11

173

184

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.45

7.10

7.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scotch Plains 0.45
New Jersey 2.08

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,214

in Scotch Plains

1 in 481

in New Jersey

Scotch Plains VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,351
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Scotch Plains 7.10
New Jersey 14.05

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 141

in Scotch Plains

1 in 71

in New Jersey

Scotch Plains Property CRIMES

Population: 24,351
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Scotch Plains Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Scotch Plains 20
New Jersey 59