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Lawnside New Jersey Juvenile & Drug Arrests

Relatively few juvenile delinquency complaints are filed in Lawnside. This is especially so in comparison with some other Camden County towns. Nonetheless, if your child has been questioned by police or charged with an offense in Lawnside, the experienced can be both frightening and overwhelming. Give my office a call so we can answer your questions about the process.

Lawnside Crime Statistics & Court Data

The Municipal Court is located at 4 Douglas Avenue, Lawnside. Phone: 856-573-6209. Judge: Hon. Caryl M. Amana, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Richard DeMichele, Esq. Sessions: Third Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.; First Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.

In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 9 full-time law enforcement employees, 8 of them police officers.

The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 90 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 30.6 and 7.8. There were no rapes or bias crimes. There occurred 1 murder, 11 robberies, 11 assaults, 9 burglaries, 13 incidents of domestic violence, and 9 cases of police force.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 56 thefts, 2 motor vehicle thefts, and no arsons.

General Lawnside Information

Present-day Lawnside territory was bought by Abolitionists in 1840 for liberated and run-away slaves in addition to other African Americans. In 1926 Centre Township (where the town was located) was disbanded and the Borough of Lawnside was established. It became the first autonomous self-governing African American community north of Dixie and a prominent stop in the historic Underground Railroad.

At the time of the 2000 Census, 93.61% of the residents identified their origins as African American (highest in the Northeastern region of the nation with at least 1,000 inhabitants reporting their ancestry). The remainder of the population was 1.75% White, 1.00% Native American, and 2.38% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the 2010 census, 2,945 people called Lawnside home, an increase from the 2,692 residents counted in the 2000 census. There were 1,110 housing units as of the 2000 census. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $166,651 versus $348,300 statewide.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $55,197. Males had a median income of $34,881 versus $31,331 for females. The median household was $45,192 and the per capita income $18,831. As per City-data, in 2009 these had risen to $53,289 (versus $68,342 statewide) and $23,315, respectively. More than 10.0% of the families and of the population lived below the poverty level. This includes 16.0% of minors and 12.1% of seniors.

Of the households registered in the 2000 census, 23.5% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 40.1%. Female householders without a husband present totaled 22.4%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 31.7% and 28.4%, respectively. Almost 15.0% had a senior citizen living alone. Minors accounted for 23.3% and seniors for 18.85. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 adult females, there were 77.4 adult males.

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 (13.63% and 8.02% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 17.00% had not completed high school versus 35.50% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 26.06%.

From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Public administration (25%), Retail trade (20%), and Educational services (8%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (31%), Finance and insurance (19%), and Educational services (11%).






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