Rutgers – New Brunswick Drug & Alcohol Arrests
Students at Rutgers who are arrested for drug possession, underage drinking, underage DWI or other charge should contact an experienced defense attorney right away. All drug possession charges can carry a criminal conviction, mandatory driver’s license suspension and other penalties. However, diversionary programs exists and defenses are available in most cases. The New Brunswick and Piscataway Municipal Courts, as well as the Middlesex Superior Court have jurisdiction over criminal arrests at Rutgers.
New Brunswick – New Jersey
The City of New Brunswick is on the southern bank of the Raritan River. It was formed in 1730; reformed in 1763 and incorporated as a city in 1784. This city is the county seat and home of Rutgers University. Its total area is 5.86 square miles. The population in 2010 was 55,181.
The median age in 2010 was 24 years. This is a reflection of the university population aged 18 to 24 (34.0%). The next largest age group was that of 25 to 44 years (28.1%). Residents below 18 represented 20.1% and those from 45 to 64, 11.3%.
The major ancestries are Italian (7.3%), Irish (7.0%) and German (5.3%). The racial composition in 2010 was 48.79% White, 39.01% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 23.03% African American and 5.32% Asian.
The city has a rich ethnic heritage. The two major groups are Hungarians and Latinos. Today, there are 16,215 foreign-born residents, about a fourth of which (25.7%) come from Latin America and 4.0% from Asia. This represents almost double the rate of foreign-born people in the state (33.4% versus 17.5%).
In 2010, of the almost 13,100 households 29.1% had children under 18 living with them. Less than a third (29.6%) of the households was made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 44.8% and 24.3%. Female householders with no husband present represented 9.9%. Almost 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The median household income in 2000 was $36,080. It rose to $45,173 in 2009. There were about 7,200 families with a median income of $36,080 in 2000. The per capita income increased from $14,038 in 2000 to an estimated $17,469 in 2009. Male median income was $25,657 versus $23,604 for females.
The median house or condo value more than doubled from $125,700 in 2000 to $280,365 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 25.7% higher than the national average.
New Brunswick Criminal Defense
In 2010, there were 161 law enforcement employees, including 132 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 2,506 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 49.0 and a violent rate of 7.9. There were 5 murders, 22 rapes, 157 robberies, 221 assaults, 536 burglaries, 519 cases of domestic violence, 8 bias crimes, and 168 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 3 murders, 16 rapes, 164 robberies, 178 assault, 410 burglaries, 842 thefts, 120 motor vehicle thefts and 10 arsons.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 31.46% did not complete high school. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 13.45% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 8.40% (versus 12.05% statewide).
From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for males were manufacturing (13%), accommodation and food services (12%) and retail trade (12%). Females were employed in educational services (18%), health care and social assistance (17%), and manufacturing (13%).