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Buena Vista NJ Juvenile Arrests


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Defense Lawyer for Buena Vista Juvenile Charges

Most juveniles arrested in Buena Vista are charged with relatively minor offenses such as marijuana possession and criminal mischief. Occasionally however, kids in Atlantic County commit more serious offenses that can put their future in jeopardy. I have defended juveniles throughout the state against nearly every type of criminal offense. Give my office a call anytime for help.

Buena Vista Crime Data

The Municipal Court is located at Franklin Joint Municipal Court, 1571 Delsea Drive, Franklinville, Phone: 856-694-1661. Judge: Joan Sorbello Adams, JMC. Juvenile cases are not handled in this court. Rather, they are sent to the Atlantic County Superior Court – Family Part.

Presently the Police Department has ten full time Officers, five Dispatchers, two Crossing Guards, and one Records Clerk. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 103 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 22.4 and 3.3. There occurred 1 rape, 1 robbery, 13 assaults, 35 burglaries, 122 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, 15 cases of police force, and no murders.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes t49 hefts, 4 motor vehicle thefts, and one arson.

Buena Vista General Stats

Buena was created as a borough in 1948, from sections of Buena Vista Township. It was reincorporated in 1949 There are two unincorporated towns within this borough: Landisville and Minotola. It is located 31 miles west of Atlantic City.

It encompasses an area of 7.579 square miles, with a low population density of some 500 persons per square mile. As of the 2010 census, it had 4,603 inhabitants, up from 3,873 in 2000. There were 978 families and 1,553 housing units as of the 2000 census. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $196,315 versus $348,300 statewide.

Data from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $44,352. Males had a median income 60% higher than females ($37,985 versus $23,788). The median household income was $35,679 and the per capita income $16,717. As per City-data, these had risen in 2009 to $52,634 (versus $68,342 statewide) and $23,117, respectively. About 12.08% of families and 19.0% of the population lived below the poverty level. This comprises 28.1% of minors and 14.1% of seniors. The March 2012 cost of living index was 4.9% higher than the national average.

The major ancestries are Italian (34.6%), German (12.9%), and Irish (8.9%). The rate of foreign-born residents is below the state average (6.4% versus 17.5%). As of the 2000 census, 77.28% of the population was White, 7.64% African American, and 23.65% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The percentage of Italian descendants is the 22nd highest of any municipality nationwide and the 9th highest in the state.

Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 32.3% had minors living with them. Almost half were of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 32.7% and 28.0%, respectively. Those with a senior citizen living alone were 16.0%. Minors accounted for 25.7% and 15.8% for seniors. The median age was 36 years.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were significantly below state levels (7.70% and 2.97% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 31.00% had not completed high school versus 37.60% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 20.61%.From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Transportation and warehousing (17%), Manufacturing (13%), Retail trade (13%), and Construction (11%). Females worked in care and social assistance (25%), Educational services (18%), and Accommodation and food services (10%).






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