South Plainfield, NJ
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South Plainfield, NJ crime analytics


South 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 South Plainfield is 1 in 59. How does South Plainfield fare compared to other communities in New Jersey of all population sizes? South Plainfield's crime rate is lower than approximately 37% of New Jersey communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, South Plainfield has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, South 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 South 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 South Plainfield.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that South Plainfield's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in South Plainfield is one in 900.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in South Plainfield; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 16 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

South Plainfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

44

(100 is safest)


Safer than 44% of U.S. Cities

South Plainfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

27

383

410

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.11

15.77

16.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Plainfield 1.11
New Jersey 2.55
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 900

in South Plainfield

1 in 392

in New Jersey
South Plainfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 24,290
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 13 14
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.54 0.58
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
South Plainfield 15.77
New Jersey 16.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in South Plainfield

1 in 61

in New Jersey
South Plainfield Property CRIMES
Population: 24,290
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 318 12
Rate per 1,000 2.18 13.09 0.49
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

South Plainfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Plainfield 49
New Jersey 69