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2011

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Freehold Criminal and Motor Vehicle Violations

The most common criminal charges in Freehold are for shoplifting and drug possession. The Freehold mall is the scene of many shoplifting arrests. Other stores such as The Home Depot and Walmart also bring in a lot of shoplifting and theft charges. Most freehold drug arrests are made for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop or Freehold DWI. If you are facing a Freehold shoplifting charge, a drug arrest or DWI here, call now to speak with a Freehold criminal defense lawyer.

Freehold is the center of Monmouth County’s law enforcement and judicial system. The Superior Court of New Jersey for Monmouth County is located at 71 Monument Park in downtown Freehold. All adult felony (indictable) crimes and all juvenile criminal cases who live in Monmouth County will be heard here. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office used to be located in the courthouse, but recently relocated to 132 Jerseyville Ave., in Freehold.

Freehold – New Jersey Town Information

Freehold Township was first formed on 1693 and was incorporated as a township in 1879. Between 1731 and 1948, several portions were taken to form the townships of Upper Freehold, Millstone, Jackson, Atlantic (now called Colts Neck), Marlboro and Manalapan. It has a total area of 38.5 square miles most of which is land. The township completely surrounds the borough of Freehold.

As of the 2000 census, there were 31,537 people and 8,283 families residing in this township. The principal ancestries cited at that time were 22% Italian, 15% Irish and 11% German. The racial composition was 87.09% White, 5.19% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 5.15% Asian and 5.12% African American. According to a 2010 survey, there are 2,256 residents who are foreign born (17.0% of which come from Latin America).

Out of the 10,814 households registered in the census, 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost two thirds (65.9%) of these households were made up of married couples living together. The next group was represented by non-families, which accounted for 23.4%.

The median age of the population of Freehold Township was 38 years. Slightly more than a quarter (25.3%) were under the age of 18 and 12.0% were individuals 65 years of age or older. The proportion of females to males was 100: 97.7.

According to the 2000 census, the median income for a household was $77,185, rising to $94,019 by 2007. The median income for a family in the township was $89,845, which also rose as per a 2007 estimate to $109,356. Females had a median income of almost half that of males ($62,545 versus $36,668). The percentage of families living below the poverty line stood at about 2.8%.

The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $290,129, more than twice that of 2000 ($135,600). The cost of living index in Freehold Township measured in January 2011 was 121.4.

The police records of Freehold Township for 2009 show that there were no murders registered that year, and the following number of crimes: 210 thefts, 30 burglaries, 20 assaults, 19 robberies, 5 vehicle thefts, two rapes and one arson.

Between 1999 and 2001 there were 146 motor vehicle accident deaths. The county death rate from such accidents was 0.1 per thousand people, which is the same statewide.

At the time of the 2000 census, the educational attainment of the population aged 25 and over showed that 25.9% had completed high school (including equivalency), 24.4% had a bachelor’s degree and 13.1% a master’s, professional or doctorate degree. The last two levels compare favorably with state (18.8% and 11.0%) and national percentages (15.5% and 8.9%).

During the five year period from 2005 to 2009, almost half (49%) of the males of this township were engaged in the following industries: administrative and support and waste management services (19%), accommodation and food services (17%) and construction (13%). A lower proportion of females (45%) were employed in health care and social assistance (20%), educational services (14%) and retail trade (11%).

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