Reported Annual Crime In South Plainfield

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Plainfield/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime408n/a (estimate)1,6961,8822,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Plainfield/100k peopleNew Jersey/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.14.9
Rape0n/a0.015.338.6
Robbery13n/a54.0108.6101.9
Assault14n/a58.2127.4237.8
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)112255373
Burglary53n/a220.3312.1491.4
Theft316n/a1,313.81,182.91,775.4
Vehicle theft12n/a49.9131.5220.2
Property crime381n/a (estimate)1,5841,6272,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in South Plainfield, NJ is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in South Plainfield, NJ. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in South Plainfield, NJ averages 10% lower than the rest of New Jersey while the rate of crime on a national scale is 41% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in South Plainfield, NJ is 56% lower than the average rate of crime in New Jersey and 70% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 3% lower than the remainder of the state of New Jersey and 36% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the South Plainfield, NJ area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Plainfield is 41% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.65 daily crimes that occur in South Plainfield.
  • South Plainfield is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Plainfield you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Plainfield has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In South Plainfield (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in South Plainfield, NJ per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for New Jersey as well as national figures. In South Plainfield, NJ the total number of daily crimes is 1.11 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.69 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in South Plainfield, NJ are 2.28 times less than the New Jersey average and 3.32 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, South Plainfield, NJ has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than the New Jersey average and 1.57 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is South Plainfield (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in New Jersey and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is South Plainfield, NJ? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that South Plainfield, NJ has been ranked safer than 42% of other cities in the state of New Jersey. In addition, South Plainfield, NJ is safer than 68% 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 South Plainfield, NJ. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that South Plainfield, NJ is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Plainfield

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Plainfield is 1 in 891
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Plainfield is 1 in 64
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Plainfield is 1 in 59
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in South Plainfield, NJ? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in South Plainfield, NJ, then there is a 1 in 891 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 64. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 59 risk that you will become a victim of crime in South Plainfield, NJ.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in South Plainfield, NJ is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in South Plainfield, NJ has increased by 42%, while the property crime rate in South Plainfield, NJ has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, South Plainfield, NJ has increased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

South Plainfield police department

ItemSouth PlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6514,540556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.85.73.3
There are a total of 65 South Plainfield police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 51.3% less than the New Jersey average and 15.8% less 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
South Plainfield, NJ23,6861121,5841,696

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Rock Springs, WY23,6843542,0482,402
Kingston, NY23,7073022,8103,113
Romulus, MI23,7217743,1043,878
Loma Linda, CA23,6481133,0773,189
Rolling Meadows, IL23,64670884954
South Plainfield, NJ23,6861121,5841,696
Source: The South 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.