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Berkeley Municipal Court

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Feb
2012

by in Criminal Defense, Juvenile Defense

Lawyer for Berkeley Municipal Court

If you have a court date approaching in Berkeley Court, speak to an experienced defense attorney right away. I defend clients in Berkeley Municipal Court and in the Superior Court in Toms River against adult and juvenile charges.

Berkeley Municipal Court

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 759 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 18.4 and a violent rate of 0.9. There were no murders or rapes. The reports included 14 robberies, 24 assaults, 154 burglaries, 3 bias crimes, 386 incidents of domestic violence, and 89 cases of police force.

Berkeley – New Jersey

Berkeley Township is situated in the central part of Ocean County along the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. It was incorporated in 1875 from portions of Toms River Township. Between 1898 and 1927, some sections were taken to form other communities. The Census Bureau records its area at 55.8 square miles, 23.12% of which is water. Approximately two-thirds of the land lies within the federally allocated N.J. Pinelands National Reserve.

The population density is very high. The number of inhabitants grew from 39,991 in 2000 to a record-high of 41,255 in the 2010 census. There were 12,174 families and 22,288 housing units. The estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $221,559, more than double the 2000 value of $102,100, as per unofficial figures.

As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $40,208. The male median income was about 45% higher than that of females ($41,643 versus $28,640). The per capita income was $22,198 and the median household income $32,134. An unofficial 2008 estimate places the latter at $41,009. About 5.4% of the population lived below the poverty line.

The racial and ethnic composition, as per the 2000 census, was mostly White (97.10%) with 2.33% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.30% African American. The most common ancestries are Italian 31.2%, Irish 17.2%, German 13.4% and Polish 8.6%. About 7% of the residents are foreign-born versus 17.5% statewide. The majority (84%) are naturalized citizens. The most frequent places of birth are Italy (19%) and Germany (18%).

Out of the 19,828 households registered in the 2000 census, 11.1% had minors living with them. People living alone 65 years of age or older represented 29.8%. More than half the households were composed of married couples living together (53.1%), followed by non-families (38.6%), and individuals (35.9%).

The 2000 statistics show that the median age was 66 years. More than half the population (52.0%) was 65 years of age or older. The proportion of adult females to males was 100 to 77.1. Individuals under the age of 18 represented 11.4%, showing that almost all of them lived at home. A third was between 25 and 64 years old.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 24.09% had not completed high school versus 48.06% who did. Those with Some College and an associate degree were 16.67%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree represented 7.16% versus 20.65% statewide. Only 3.01% completed a graduate degree versus 12.05% statewide.

The usual industries in which males work are construction (16%), public administration (8%), and health care 6%. Females engage in health care (20%), and educational services 11%.

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