All Juveniles Must be Represented by An Attorney
New Jersey Law states that all juvenile arrested or accused of delinquency must be represented by an attorney in Court. All juvenile delinquency cases involving children living in Highland Park are sent to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. The case will be heard in the Superior Court – Family Part on New Street in New Brunswick. Call to speak with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer.
Highland Park – New Jersey
Highland Park is located on the high land of the banks of the Raritan River. It was formed as a borough in 1905. It has atotal area at 1.84 square miles, all of it land. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 13,982. There were 6,071 housing units with a median value of $179,000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 almost doubled to $357,720. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.5% higher than the national average.
The ancestries reported by the residents in 2000 were Irish (9.8%), Italian (9.1%), German (8.1%), Russia (7.8%) and Polish (7.5%). The percentage of White population was 72.06% in 2000 and 68.3% in 2011. Asians have grown from 13.63% to 17.8% and Hispanics or Latinos of any race from 8.18% to 9.0%. There are today 4,085 foreign-born residents (13.3% Asia, 7.9% Europe and 5.5% Latin America). This represents 29.2% of the borough’s total population versus 17.5% statewide.
The median age was 35 years. The largest age group was that of 25 to 44 years (37.1%). Residents under the age of 18 represented 21.7% and those from 45 to 64, 20.4%. For every 100 adult females, there were 90.4 adult males.
In 2000, of the almost 6,000 households 27.6% had children younger than 18 living with them. Almost half the households (46.2%) were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 42.2% and 31.5%, respectively.
The median household income in 2000 was $53,250. By 2009, it was estimated at $70,569. The median income for the 3,409 families was $71,267. The per capita income in 2000 was $28,767, rising to an estimated $40,751 in 2009. Male median income was $47,248 versus $36,829 for females. About 8.4% of the population was below the poverty line.
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In 2010, there were 33 full-time law enforcement employees, including police 26 officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 217 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 15.2 and a violent rate of 0.8. There were no murders. The 2009 reports included 1 rape, 6 robberies, 4 assaults, 31 burglaries, 106 cases of domestic violence, 10 bias crimes and 34 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 1 murder, 2 rapes, 6 robberies, 8 assaults, 35 burglaries, 131 thefts, 2 auto thefts, and no murders, rapes or arson.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 6.71% did not complete high school versus 14.15% statewide. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 14.96%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 25.37% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 36.98% (versus 12.05% statewide).
From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for males were educational services (22%), professional, scientific and technical services (16%), retail trade (9%), and information (8%). Females were employed in educational services (29%), health care and social assistance (16%), and professional, scientific and technical services (13%).