Plainfield has a population of 50,983. During the past three years, Plainfield saw 4,181 arrests. For 2017, the Plainfield's arrest rate totaled 269.89 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 14.74% makes Plainfield lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 321 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Plainfield also totaled 1,055 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Fanwood and Garwood, Plainfield is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Plainfield had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Plainfield averaged 321 violent crimes and 1,055 non-violent crimes.
The city of Plainfield experienced 4,519 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 67 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 120 was for legacy rape and 20 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 2,114, and the aggravated assault total was 2,198.
It is situated in Union county, New Jersey with a total number of 148 employees - 20 female, 100 male officers and 28 civilians. Plainfield PD ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is NJ0201200, it belongs to the Middle Atlantic division in the Northeast region with a region code of Region I.