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2011

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Springfield Criminal Defense

Getting arrested for a Springfield DWI or drug charge can be life-changing. NJ law is among the most strict in the nation in punishing those accused of these violations. However, help is available. Call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. My office defends both adult and juveniles in courts throughout Burlington County.

Springfield Township

Springfield Township was initially formed in 1688 and reformed in 1713. It was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s initial 104 townships in 1798. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 30 square miles, virtually all of which is land. At the time of the 2000 Census, there were 3,227 inhabitants. The estimated population in July 2007 was 14,334, 53% of which were females. There were about 1,200 housing units in 2000. The estimated median house or condo value was $245,500. This value almost doubled by 2009 to reach $448,695. The January 2011 cost of living index was 20.4% higher than the U.S. average.

The most common ancestries reported are Italian (21.0%), German (10.7%), Russian (10.3%), Irish (10.2%), and Polish (9.2%). In 2000, the major races represented were White (91.94%), African American (3.22%), Asian (2.63%), and Hispanic or Latino of any race (1.77%). In July 2007, about 20% of the population was foreign-born. There were three major groups in 2000. People under the age of 18 (25.8%); from 25 to 44 (29.0%) and from 45 to 64 (28.7%). This results in a median age of 39 years.

Out of the almost 1,100 households existing in 2000, more than a third (36.7%) had children younger than 18 living with them. Almost three fourths (73.4%) of the households were composed of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 17.4% and 13.3%, respectively. In 2000, the median household income was $69,268. This rose to an estimated $84,918 by 2009. The per capita income increased from $29,322 in 2000 to an estimated $46,661 in 2009. There were about 1,000 families with a median income of $72,292 in 2000. Male and female median income differed by more than 50% ($49,044 versus $31,392). Approximately 3.6% of the population was below the poverty level.

Springfield Law Enforcement & Education

There were 47 full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 41 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 58 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 16.7 and a violent rate of 1.2. There were no rapes, robberies, bias crimes or incidents of domestic violence. The 2009 reports included 2 murders, 2 assaults, 28 burglaries, and 9 cases of police force. Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 4 robberies, 5 assaults, 34 burglaries, 162 thefts, 15 auto thefts, 1 arson, and no murders or rapes.

The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 7.39% did not complete high school. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 18.62%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 31.99% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 18.04% (versus 12.05% statewide). From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for males were professional, scientific and technical services (19%), retail trade (12%), and finance and insurance (10%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (26%), educational services (15%), and professional, scientific and technical services (11%).

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