Experienced Juvenile Defense
Typical juvenile arrests in East Hanover include those for possession of marijuana, criminal mischief, and other relatively minor offenses. However, juveniles in Morris County are occasionally arrested for more serious drug and other criminal charges. If your child has been questioned or arrested by East Hanover police, call my office for a consultation on your case.
East Hanover Criminal Data
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 179 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.0 and a violent rate of 0.5. There were no murders, rapes, robberies or bias crimes. The reports included 6 assaults, 18 burglaries, 56 incidents of domestic violence, and 41 cases of police force.
The Municipal Court is located at 2 Deforest Ave., East Hanover. Phone: (973) 887-1860.essions: Every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Judge: Hon. Andrew W. Wubbenhorst. Prosecutor: Michael Calabro, Esq. This court does not have jurisdiction over juvenile criminal matters. All East Hanover juvenile cases are referred to the Morris County Superior Court.
East Hanover received its name in honor of King George I of the House of Hanover. It is defined by the joining of two rivers, the Whippany to the west and north and the Passaic to the east and north. It was created in 1720 and incorporated as a township in 1928 from portions of Hanover Township.
It covers an area of 8.2 square miles, all of it land. The population density is very high at 1,397 people per square mile. As of the 2000 census, more than 11,000 people made their home in East Hanover. There were roughly 3,000 families and 4,000 housing units. The percentage of renters is lower than the state average (5% versus 34%). Unofficial 2008 data placed the median contract rent for apartments at $1,746 and the median house or condo value at $675,542.
As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $88,348. Males had a median income about 62% higher than females ($58,333 versus $36,069). The per capita income was $32,129. The median household income was $82,133. An unofficial 2008 estimate places it at $104,819. About 1.7% of the population was below the poverty line versus 8.5% statewide.
Currently, the most common ancestries are Italian (41.8%), German (8.8%), Irish (8.8%) and Polish (5.2%). The Jewish community is strong. As of the 2000 census, 35.6% of the residents were Italian descendants. Thus, East Hanover ranked as the 15th municipality in the county and the 6th in the state among communities with more than 1,000 people identifying this ancestry. The racial and ethnic composition as of the 2000 census was 87.08% White, 11.14% Asian and 2.74% Hispanic or Latino.
Of the 3,843 households registered in the 2000 census, a third had minors living with them. Almost two thirds were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were about 16% and 14%.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 41 years. The age composition was 22.5% under 18, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% 65 years of age or older.
The highest educational level of the population aged 25 and over in 2010 shows that 8.99% had not completed high school versus 32.08% who had. Those with some college and associate degree were 21.62%. Holders of a Bachelor’s degree represented 22.13% (versus 28.99% in the county). Those with a graduate degree were 15.18% (versus 18.24% in the county).
In addition to thousands of other business enterprises, the world-renowned Novartis and Nabisco (now property of Kraft Foods) have their headquarters in East Hanover.
The major industries in which the population engages are Construction (10% males), Professional, scientific, and technical services (10% females and 9% males), Finance and insurance (11% females and 9% males), Public administration (7% males), and Health care (13% females).