Brick Drug Charges & DWI Arrests
Brick Police are responsible for a high number of Brick DWI and drug arrests every week. Route 70 and Route 88 in particular are the scenes of many of these arrests. If you have been arrested in Brick and charged with a criminal offense or drunk driving, call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer.
Brick Township – New Jersey
Brick Township is also known as Bricktown or Brick and was incorporated in 1850. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 32.3 square miles, 81.31% of which is land. Although most of the township is situated on the mainland, its three main beaches are located on the Barnegat Peninsula.
The population enumerated during the 2000 census was 76,119 people and ranked the township as the 12th largest in the state that year. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the total population was 75,062, making it the third most populated municipality in Ocean County and the 13th largest in the state. As of 2011, Brick Township’s population is 78,322 people, having had a growth of 2.88% since 2000.
After staying for years in the top five “America’s Safest City” out of 371 included nationwide, in 2006 the township earned the title in the Morgan Quitno survey. It ranked second safest city in the country in 2003 and 2004 and has been the safest community in New Jersey with over 75,000 people since 2000.
Brick Criminal & Demographic Data
As of the census of 2000, there were 29,511 households out of which almost a third (31.6%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (56.8%) were married couples, 29.6% were non-families and a fourth was made up of individuals.
The racial makeup of the township in 2000 was 95.81% White, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 1.19% Asian and 0.99% African American. The most common first ancestries reported by the residents were Italian 23%, Irish 22%, German 16% and Polish 7%.
The median age was 39 years and the rate between females and males was 100 to 90.5. Less than a fourth of the population (23.8%) was under the age of 18 and 17.0% were 65 years of age or older.
The estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $217,146, more than twice the 2000 value of $100,000. The estimated median home cost in 2011 is $252,700. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living is 21.70% higher than the U.S. average. The unemployment rate is higher than the U.S. average (20.20% versus 9.10%).
The median household income was $52,092 in 2000. The difference between male and female income was about 40% ($44,981 versus $31,020 for females). Approximately 3.1% of the families and 4.5% of the population were living below the poverty line.
Crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 11 years. However, in 2009 the violent crime rate and the property crime rate were both lower than the national rates by 63.29% and 41.76%, respectively. Likewise, these rates are lower than the state’s by 43.39% and 14.98%, respectively.
According to the 2000 census data, in the population 25 years of age and over, 38.8% were high school graduates versus 29.4% statewide. Other categories (bachelor’s and master’s or doctorate degree) were lower than the state percentages (13.8% vs. 18.8% and 5.6% vs. 11.0%, respectively).