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Defense for Camden Drug Arrests

29
Jun
2012

by in Drug Defense

Lawyer for Defending Camden Drug Possession Charges

Camden City Police make an astonishing number of arrests for drug possession and distribution. A large amount of covert investigations are also conducted in the city to combat drug sales. Much of this work is actually undertaken by the New Jersey State Police. Many cars are stopped going into and out of the city for suspicion of coming into Camden to buy drugs. I worked inside the prosecutor’s office in Camden and also attended law school in the city. I am highly familiar with the criminal justice system there and am available to assist your family. Give me a call to discuss any Camden County criminal case.

Camden City Criminal Statistics

The Municipal Court is located at 520 Market Street, Camden. Phone: (856) 583-1460. Sessions: Monday-Friday at 8:30 AM and Monday-Thursday at 12:30 PM. Steven P. Burkett, Chief Judge. Sharon Moore, Esq., Prosecutor.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 452 full-time law enforcement employees, 366 of them police officers.

in 2010, the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 5,517 major crimes. This represents 25% of all major crimes in the county. There occurred 37 murders (80% of county count), 73 rapes, 713 robberies, 1,025 assaults, 1,028 burglaries, 2,238 incidents of domestic violence, 452 cases of police force, but only 2 bias crimes (less than 10% of county count).

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 1,966 thefts, 519 auto thefts, and 91 arsons.

Camden City Information

Camden is situated across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, of whch it is a direct suburb. Camden was established as a city in 1828 from sections of the now-extinct Newton Township, then part of Gloucester County. It became a municipality of Camden County when this county was created in 1844. It is the county seat.

Its territory comprises 10.341 square miles (about 14% water). In terms of population, it is the 12th largest municipality in New Jersey with 77,344 residents as of the 2010 census. There were 16,912 families and 28,358 housing units City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condominium value at $92,900 versus $348,300 statewide.

The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 4%-5% margin of error) that the median household income was $27,027 and the median family income $29,118. Male median income was $27,987 versus $26,624 for female. The per capita income was $12,807). (All figures in 2010-inflation adjusted dollars).

Approximately 33% of the families and 36% of the population lived below the poverty line. These figures include 50.3% of minors and 26.2% of seniors. The 2009 unemployment rate 9.2% higher than the global 10% unemployment rate for Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties As of the 2010 census, 17.59% of the population was White, 48.07%African American, 2.12%Asian, and 47.04% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The rate of foreign-born residents is below the state average (8.9% versus 17.5%).

Of the households recounted in the 2010 census, 37.9% had minors living with them. There were households headed by a female without a husband present than of married couples living together (37.9% versus 22.3%). Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 30.9% and 24.8%, respectively. Minors accounted for 31.0% and seniors for 7.6%. The median age was 28.5 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 remarkably below state levels (4.19% and 2.17% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 42.00% had not completed high school versus 32.26% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 18.70%.

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