Medford Criminal Defense
Drug arrests and criminal convictions in Medford can have life-changing consequences. If Medford police have charged you with a crime, call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. While disorderly persons offenses like marijuana and paraphernalia possession are heard in the municipal court in Maple Shade, felony criminal charges and all juvenile arrests are forwarded to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office.
Medford – New Jersey
Medford is a Township in Burlington County incorporated as such in 1847 from portions of Evesham Township. It was founded by Quakers. Some portions were taken in 1852 to form Shamong Township and in 1939 for Medford Lakes, an independent municipality within Medford Township. It has distinguished itself as one of the premiere suburbs of the Philadelphia area.
The 2000 census data show that Medford Township was home to 22,253 people (88% urban). Of the population, 48.4% are females versus 51.6% males. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 39.8 square miles, most of which is land. It has a high population density of about 560 people per square miles.
About a third of the male population is engaged in professional, scientific and technical services (13%), construction (10%) and finance and insurance (8%). Females work in educational services (22%) and health care (16%).
The racial structure in 2000 was 96.74% White, 1.47% Asian and 1.13% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The most common ancestries reported are German (36.8%), Irish (9.4%), Italian (9.1%), American (8.1%), English (5.8%), Polish (5.5%) and Welsh (2.0%).
In 2000, the median age of the population was 40 years. Almost 60% belonged to the 25 to 64 years of age bracket. Residents under the age of 18 were 26.8%. Out of the close to 8,000 households living in a similar number of housing units, 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost two thirds (71%) of the households were composed of married couples living together. Non-families and individuals made up 20.9% and 17.4% of all households.
In 2000, the estimated median house or condo value was $98,000. This rose to: $211,774 in eight years. The median household income in 2000 was $103,865. The 6,285 families had a median income of $117,215. Males had a median income of $69,786 versus $37,012 for females. The per capita income was close to half the household income at $46,859. About 1.9% of the population was living below the poverty line in 2000.
Presently, there are 295 foreign-born residents, 41% of which are naturalized citizens. The most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents are Poland (27%), India (14%), Korea (13%), China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%), Venezuela (4%), France (4%) and Vietnam (4%).
Medford Crime and School Data
According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 287 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 2.6 and a violent rate of 0.2. There were no murders, rapes, or robberies recorded that year. The reports included 5 assaults, 65 burglaries, 1 bias crime, 254 cases of domestic violence, and 64 incidents of police force. Additionally, for 2009, the Medford Township Police Department itself reports 282 property crimes, 12 cases of larceny-theft, 2 motor vehicle thefts and 3 arsons.
In 2000 the census data on educational attainment reveal that 19.7% were high school graduates (including equivalency). Holders of a bachelor’s degree were almost a third. Those who completed a mater’s professional or doctorate degree accounted for 18.5%.