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Hammonton Drug Possession & Juvenile Arrests

07
Jul
2012

by in Drug Defense, Juvenile Defense

Defense Against Hammonton Drug Arrests & Juvenile Charges

All juvenile drug possession and criminal charges in Hammonton are referred to the Atlantic County prosecutor’s office. Many are then scheduled for a formal hearing before a Superior Court Judge while some are diverted to programs like JCC and referee hearings. For adult charges in Hammonton, they are usually resolved in the local municipal court so long as only disorderly persons offenses are charged. Felony or indictable criminal charges are sent to the Atlantic County Superior Court in Mays Landing.

Hammonton Crime Data

The Municipal Court is located at Town Hall – 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton. Phone: 609-567-4300. Judge: Hon. Frank Raso, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Shirley Grasso, Esq. Sessions: Second and Fourth Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.; First and Third Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 83 full-time law enforcement employees, 31l of them police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 276 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 18.7 and 1.4. There occurred 1 murder, 2 rapes, 4 robberies, 14 assaults, 72 burglaries, 247 incidents of domestic violence, 2 bias crimes and 38 cases of police force.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 175 thefts, 7 auto thefts, and 1 arson.

Demographic Info on Hammonton

Hamilton was colonized in 1812. Originally a part of Mullica, Hammonton officially became a town in 1866. It is situated between Philadelphia and Atlantic City. Its territory comprises 41.419 square miles, very thinly populated with 361.8 inhabitants per square mile as of the 2010 census. The number of residents has increased from 12,208 (1990 census) to 14,791 (2010 census).

There were 5,715 housing units at the time of the 2010 census. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $240,824 (versus $348,300 statewide). The March 2012 cost of living index was slightly above the state average (105.3% versus 100.0%).

The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 5%-10% margin of error) that the median household income was $59,085 and the median family income $62,354. Males had a median income 28% higher than females ($47,110 versus $36,615). The per capita income was $25,292. (All figures in 2010-inflation adjusted dollars). About 10.0% of the population lived below the poverty level.

As of the 2010 census, 81.67% of the population was White (versus 87.85% in 2000), 3.00% African American (versus 1.74% in 2000), 1.37% Asian, and 20.93% Hispanic or Latino of any race (versus 14.88% in 2000). The major ancestries are Italian (54.3%), Irish (14.7%), and German (12.1%. Hammonton has the highest percentage of Italian descendants statewide and the second-highest anywhere in the country. The rate of foreign-born residents is below the state average (8.1% versus 17.5%).

Of the households recounted in the 2010 census, 31.9% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 51.5%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 30.5% and 25.0%. Minors accounted for 23.4% and seniors for 16.0%. The median age was 39.6 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 below state levels (13.37% and 5.45% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 41.00% had completed high school versus 21.97% that had not. Those with some college or associate degree were 18.07%

From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%), Construction (13%), Retail trade (12%), and Manufacturing (9%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (23%), Educational services (17%), and Retail trade (12%).

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