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Defense Attorney for Palmyra Juvenile Charges

23
May
2012

by in Juvenile Defense

Palmyra Juvenile Arrests

If police in Palmyra are asking to interview your juvenile child, give my office a call right away. I can discuss the case with you and your child first to make sure this is in your child’s best interests. Anything a juvenile says can be used against them in court, just like an adult. It is therefore important to take the juvenile justice process just as seriously as the adult criminal process.

Criminal Data on Palmyra

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 17 full-time law enforcement employees, including 15 police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 173 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents are 23.4 and 2.4. There were no murders. There occurred 2 rapes, 4 robberies, 12 assaults, 27 burglaries, 110 incidents of domestic violence, 2 bias crimes and 17 cases of police force.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 119 thefts, 9 motor vehicle thefts, and 1 arson.

General Palmyra Information

Palmyra used to belong to Chester Township, one of the original townships in Burlington County. Then, when Cinnaminson Township separated from Chester in 1860, it became part of it. In 1894, it seceded from Cinnaminson and was established as a borough in 1923.

Palmyra’s territory encompasses 2.4 square miles. As of the 2000 census, 7,091 people called it home. According to City-data, the population had risen to 7,389 in 2009. At the time of the 2000 census, there were 1,853 families and 3,219 housing units. City-data reports the 2009 median house or condo value at $199,099 and the January 2011 cost of living index as only 3.4% above the national average.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $57,192. Males had a median income 36% higher than females ($42,910 versus $31,445). The median household income was $51,150 and the per capita income $23,454. As per City-data, these had risen in 2009 to $61,467 and $30,944, respectively.

The major ancestries cited are Irish (27.5%), German (25.9%), Italian, (13.3%), and English (13.1%) As of the 2000 census, 80.99% of the population was White, 14.34% African American, 1.40% Asian, and 2.32% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The rate of foreign-born residents was significantly below the state average (4.1% versus 17.5%).

Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 26.7% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 45.1%. Households made up of non-families and of individuals were 38.3% and 32.0%, respectively. The median age was 28 years. Minors accounted for 22.3% and seniors for 13.5%.

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 below state levels (17.66% and 6.89% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 11.00% had not completed high school versus 333.85% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 27.96%.

The most common occupations for males are Driver/sales workers and truck drivers, Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair jobs including supervisors, and Other management jobs except farmers and farm managers. Females work as Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors, Secretaries and administrative assistants, and Registered nurses. Call to speak with an experienced defense attorney for Burlington County juvenile charges.

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