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Jersey City Criminal Data
The Municipal Court is located at 365 Summit Ave., Jersey City. Tel: (201) 209-6700. Nesle A. Rodriguez, Chief Judge. (There are seven other judges). Prosecutor: Chief Prosecutor, Alex Jardines, Esq. Court hours: Monday–Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Currently, the Police Department consists of some 900 uniformed officers/ superiors.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 7,962 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 32.2 and a violent rate of 7.5. Jersey City ranks highest in the county in all crime categories. The reports included 26 murders, 44 rapes, 950 robberies, 831 assaults, 1,532 burglaries, 894 incidents of domestic violence, 8 bias crimes, and 984 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 3,662 thefts, 807 auto thefts, and 51 arsons.
Jersey City – New Jersey
Jersey City is the seat of Hudson County and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It was formed in 1820, from portions of Bergen Township while still part of Bergen County. It was incorporated in 1829 and again in 1838, when it became completely independent and received its present name. In 1840, it became part of the recently-created Hudson County.
Its territory of 21 square miles is home to 247,597 residents as of the 2010 census. Thus, it maintained its place as the second-largest city in the state after Newark. There were 57,631 families and 108,720 housing units. An unofficial 2009 figure estimated the median house or condo value at $361,000 The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.7% higher than the national average.
As per the 2000 census, the median family income was $41,639. Males had a median income of $35,119 versus $30,494 for females. The per capita income was $19,410 and the median household income $37,862. Unofficial 2009 figures estimated these at $57,166 and $33,356. About 16.4% of families and 18.6% of the population were below the poverty level.
As of the 2000 Census, the major ancestries were Italian (6.6%), Irish (5.6%), and Polish (3.0%). The racial and ethnic composition, as of the 2010 census, was 32.67% White, 27.57% Hispanic or Latino, 25.85% African American, and 23.67% Asian. The percentage of foreign-born residents is double the state average (34.0% versus 17.5%).
Jersey City is one most racially varied in the world. It houses communities from Kenya, Indians, Pakistan, Guyana, Nigeria, Vietnam, China, and Haiti. It has the largest Egyptian Coptic population in the country, and 4.4% of the state’s Hispanics.
At the time of the 2010 census, the median age was 33.2 years. Of the 96,859 households, 27.3% had minors living with them. Households composed of non-families and of married couples living together represented 40.5% and 35.5%, respectively. Those of individuals and of female householders with no husband present were 30.2% and 18.2%.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were 20.74% and 11.13% versus 20.65% and 12.05%, respectively. More than 26.0% had completed high school versus 21.58% who had not.
From 2005 to 2009 a fourth of the males worked in Finance and insurance (10%), Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%), and Accommodation and food services (6%). Females engaged in Health care (15%), and Finance and insurance (11%).