Reported Annual Crime In Plainfield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePlainfield/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,501n/a (estimate)2,9361,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePlainfield/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a7.84.14.9
Rape15n/a29.315.338.6
Robbery139n/a271.8108.6101.9
Assault172n/a336.4127.4237.8
Violent crime330n/a (estimate)645255373
Burglary289n/a565.2312.1491.4
Theft801n/a1,566.51,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft81n/a158.4131.5220.2
Property crime1,171n/a (estimate)2,2901,6272,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Plainfield, NJ is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 56% higher than the average of crimes committed in New Jersey. It is also 3% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Plainfield, NJ shows a crime rate that is 153% higher than the New Jersey average. The crime rate is also 73% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Plainfield, NJ is shown to be 41% higher than the New Jersey average and 8% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Plainfield is 3% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.04 daily crimes that occur in Plainfield.
  • Plainfield is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Plainfield you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Plainfield has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Plainfield (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Plainfield, NJ for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for New Jersey as well as those across America as a whole. The Plainfield, NJ total amount of daily offenses is 1.56 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.03 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Plainfield, NJ is 2.53 times more than the New Jersey average, and it is 1.73 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Plainfield, NJ has a daily crime figure that is 1.41 times more than the New Jersey average and 1.09 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Plainfield (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Plainfield, NJ? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Plainfield, NJ has been ranked safer than 7% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Plainfield, NJ is safer than 16% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all New Jersey and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Plainfield, NJ. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Plainfield, NJ is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Plainfield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Plainfield is 1 in 155
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Plainfield is 1 in 44
The chance of being a victim of crime in Plainfield is 1 in 35
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Plainfield, NJ? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Plainfield, NJ your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 155. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 44 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Plainfield, NJ is 1 in 35.

Year Over Year Crime In Plainfield (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Plainfield, NJ is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Plainfield, NJ has decreased by 9%, the amount of property crime in Plainfield, NJ has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Plainfield, NJ has decreased by 5% year to year.

Plainfield police department

ItemPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16514,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.35.73.3
There are a total of 165 Plainfield police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42% less than the New Jersey average and 0.4% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in New Jersey

StateTotal offendersNew Jersey /100KNational /100K
New Jersey3,92447222
There are a total of 3,924 sex offenders in New Jersey. This yields a total of 47 sex offenders in New Jersey per 100,000 residents which is 79% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ten Mile Run, NJ1,77436228264
Mendham, NJ5,00860260320
Middlebush, NJ2,34147298345
Mountainside, NJ6,76515394408
Griggstown, NJ1,01158373431
Plainfield, NJ50,4236452,2902,936

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Source: The Plainfield, NJ crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.