Ship Bottom Criminal & DUI Defense
If Police in Ship Bottom have charged you with Refusal, a drug charge, or Ship Bottom DWI, call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. Police in Ocean County actively patrol for drunk driving. This is usually done by first being vigilant in stopping cars for motor vehicle violations. These can easily lead to an arrest for DUI or drug possession.
Possession of Marijuana less than 50 grams in any Ocean County town will lead you to the local municipal court where the incident occurred. Indictable or felony drug charges in Ship Bottom will be sent to the Ocean County Superior Court. All Ocean County juvenile delinquency cases are also sent to the Superior Court.
Town Info for Ship Bottom, NJ
Ship Bottom Borough was incorporated in 1925 from portions of Long Beach Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 1.0 square miles, of which 30.30% is water. It is situated on Long Beach Island and borders the Atlantic Ocean. At the time of the 2000 census, the population was 1,384 people. This decreased to 1,156 as of the 2010 census
The most common ancestries are Irish (31.1%), German (23.0%), Italian (21.6%), English (12.6%), Polish (9.7%) and French (4.9%). The racial composition in 2000 was 96.32% White and 5.78% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the 2000 census, there were 664 households, out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half the households (47.3%) were married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and individuals accounted for 40.4% and 35.8%, respectively. There were 17.0% households with someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The median age of the population in 2000 was 50 years. The percentage of individuals under the age of 18 was 14.8%. Almost double (26.9%) represented those who were 65 years of age or older. The proportion of females to males was 100 to 92.8.
The median household income in 2000 was $42,098. This rose to almost twice in 2009 to an estimated $60,929. The median income for males was $36,382 versus $28,958 for females. The median family income in 2000 was $60,417. The estimated per capita income in 2009 was $38,509, up from $27,870 in 2000. The estimated house or condo value was $613,984 in 2009 (it was $242,300 in 2000). The January 2011 cost of living index was 29.7% higher than the national average. About 8.2% of the population was living below the poverty line.
Ship Bottom Criminal & School Data
There were full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 11 police officers. In 2009, there were 12 full-time law enforcement employees, including 11 police officers. This is a ratio of 7.55 officers per 1,000 residents versus the state’s average of 3.81.
Reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime for that year show that there occurred a total of 63 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 43.5 and a violent rate of 2.1. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, bias crimes or cases of domestic violence. Reports included 3 assaults, 6 burglaries, and 12 incidents of police force. Reports not taken into account for the above crime rates include 54 thefts.
Data for the 2010 highest education level attained by the population aged 25 and over show that 8.42% had not completed high school (vs. 14.15% statewide). Holders of a bachelor’s degree were comparable to state levels (18.89% vs. 20.65%). Those with a graduate degree represented 9.14% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, almost half the male population was engaged in construction (29% and retail trade (16%). Forty percent of the females were employed in educational services (26%) and real estate and rental and leasing (14%).