Expungement of Prospect Park Criminal Records
If you have been arrested in Prospect Park, New Jersey, you may be eligible to have all records of the incident expunged from your record. Give my office any time to see if you are eligible, as special rules apply.
Prospect Park Criminal Statistics
The Municipal Court is located at 106 Brown Avenue, Prospect Park. Phone: (973) 790-7902. Sessions: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Judge: Hon. Joseph J. Perconti, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: David Ferrante, Esq.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 15 full-time law enforcement employees, all of them police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 159 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 17.1 and 2.2. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. There occurred 7 robberies, 6 assaults, 54 burglaries, 64 incidents of domestic violence, and 15 cases of police force.
City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 81 thefts, 11 motor vehicle thefts, and one arson.
Prospect Park Demographic and Statistical Info
Prospect Park was created as a borough in 1901, from areas of the now-extinct Manchester Township. Its wholly-land territory covers 0.5 square miles. The population density was very high at the time of the 2010 census with more than 12,000 persons per square mile.
As of the 2000 census, 5,779 people resided here. There were 1,889 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $323,548 and the March 2012 cost of living index as 24.4% higher than the national average.
Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income for a family was $49,405. Males had a median income 20% higher than females ($31,951 versus $26,569). The median household income was $46,434 and the per capita income $16,410. As per City-data, these had risen in 2009 to $63,915 and $20,867, respectively. Ten percent of the population lived below the poverty level.
The principal ancestries are Italian (9.1%), Dutch (7.5%), German (6.8%), Irish (5.4%), Arab (5.3%, the 5th highest in the country), and West Indian (4.1%). The rate of foreign-born residents (about 20% from Latin America) is significantly above the state average (31.6% versus 17.5%). As of the 2000 census, 61.17% of the population was White, 13.65% African American, 3.15% Asian, and 38.26% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 44.7% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 52.7%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 21.4% and 17.0%, respectively. A fifth was headed by a female without a husband present. Minors accounted for 29.6 % and seniors for 8.8%. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 adult females, there were 84.7 adult males.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that holders of a bachelor’s or graduate degree were significantly below state levels (10.72% and 3.64% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 26.00% had not completed high school versus 36.52% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 23.01%.
From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Manufacturing (17%), Retail trade (17%), Transportation and warehousing (10%), and Educational services (9%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (27%), Retail trade (15%), and Manufacturing (10%).