Criminal Record Expungments in Garfield & Bergen County
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Garfield Criminal Statistics
The Municipal Court is located at Garfield City Hall, 111 Outwater Lane, Garfield. Phone: (973) 340-6119 Sessions: Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 4:00 pm. Judge: Hon. Charles P. Daglian. Prosecutor: Joseph Giammanco. The Court has on staff a Polish-speaking clerk and a Spanish-speaking clerk
The Police Department currently has 61 sworn officers plus 8 civilian employees. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime reported 495 major crimes in 2010. The crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 16.2 and 1.6. There occurred 1 murder, 1 rape, 14 robberies, 33 assaults, 98 burglaries, 69 cases of police force, 65 incidents of domestic violence (the highest in the county), and no bias crimes.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 303 thefts, 43 motor vehicle thefts, and 2 arsons.
Garfield – NJ Information
Garfield once formed part of Saddle River Township, originally created in 1737. It was known as East Passaic until the name was changed to Garfield. In 1898, it broke away to become a borough. In 1917, the borough became the City of Garfield. It is located twelve miles west of New York City and ten miles north of Newark.
Its territory of 2.099 square miles is very densely populated (14,525 inhabitants per square mile). As of the 2010 census, 30,487 people resided in Garfield. There were 7,718 families and 11,788 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $363,633.The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.2% higher than the national average.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a margin of error of up to 10%) that the median household income was $51,407 and the median family income $56,701. Males had a median income 29% higher than females ($42,927 versus $33,231). The per capita income was $24,022. (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars). About 13.0% of the population lived below the povertylevel, including 23.0% of minors and 16.2% of seniors.
According to City-data, the major ancestries are Polish (24.9%) and Italian (19.5%). The rate of foreign-born residents is significantly above the state average (39.1% versus 17.5%). As of the 2010 census, 76.73% of the population was White (versus 82.11% in 2000), 2.22 % Asian; African Americans increased from 2.98% to 6.50%, and Hispanics or Latinos of any race from 20.11% to 32.24%.
As of the 2010 census, 33.4% of the households had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 45.2%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals surpassed those of female householders with no husband present (30.3% and 24.7% versus 17.8%). The median age was 35.5 years. Minors accounted for 23.3% and seniors for 11.2%.
CLRsearch 2010 data reveal that the percentages of residents age 25 and over with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were significantly below state levels (11.92% and 4.37% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 23.00% had not completed high school versus 38.58% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 21.23%.
From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Construction (19%), Manufacturing (13%), and Retail trade (12%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (18%), Retail trade (16%), and Educational services (12%). Lawyer for Garfield expungement.