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20
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2011

by in Drug Defense

Toms River Drug Charges

Police in Toms River make  a high number of drug arrests in the Township. Most of these are for simple drug possession in Toms River. The most common is for possession of marijuana. However, arrests for drug paraphernalia, cocaine, heroin and prescription pill possession are not unusual at all in Toms River. Call now to speak with an attorney experienced in the Toms River Court.

South Toms River Town Info

South Toms River Borough was incorporated in 1927 from portions of Berkeley Township. It is situated on the south side of the Toms River, across from the township of that name. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, its total area is 1.2 square miles, most of which is land (95.08%).

As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,684. In 2000, there were 902 families and 1,123 housing units. There were 1,073 households, almost half of which (43.1%) had children under 18 living with them. More than half the households (55.2%) were composed of married couples living together and 22.7% of females with no husband present.

The racial makeup in 2000 was 72.56% White, 21.16% African American and 9.27% Hispanic or Latino of any race. Compared to New Jersey state averages, the percentages of Black and Hispanic race population were significantly above state averages.

The most common ancestries reported are Black or African American (21.0%), Irish (20.7%), Italian (15.1%), German (11.9%), Puerto Rican (7.0%), English (6.3%) and Polish (5.0%).

In 2000, about half the population (49.6%) was in the 25 to 64 age bracket. This results in a median age of 32 years. Almost a third (32.1%) were under the age of 18 and 9.0% were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 adult females there were 88.5 males.

Toms River Social & Criminal Data

The median household income in 2000 was $43,468, rising to an estimated $64,955 by 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $45,375. Male median income was approximately 30% higher than that of females ($31,859 versus $24,837). The per capita income was $16,292, compared with $21,587 nationally. Estimated per capita income rose to $20,630 in 2009. The estimated median house of condo value in 2009 was $214,648 (up from $85,600 in 2000). The January 2011 cost of living index was 18.7% higher than the national average. About 12.6% of the population was below the poverty line.

In 2009, there were 13 full-time law enforcement employees, including 12 police officers. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, no crimes were registered in 2008 and 2009. Its last report was for 2007 and showed a total of 110 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 29.6 and a violent rate of 2.7. Reports included 5 robberies, 5 assaults, 15 burglaries, 70 cases of domestic violence and 13 incidents of police force. However, unofficial statistics state that in 2009 there occurred 1 rape, 2 robberies, 6 assaults, 20 burglaries, 75 thefts, 3 motor vehicle thefts, and 1 case of arson.

The 2000 census data for educational level attainment of the population 25 and older show that 45.6% were high school graduates. Holders of a bachelor’s or graduate/professional degree represented 5.6% and 1.4%, respectively. These percentages are significantly below state levels.

From 2005 to 2009, half the male population was employed in construction (22%), manufacturing (17%) and retail trade (11%). Females were engaged in health care and social assistance (26%), retail trade (17%) and real estate and rental and leasing (10%).

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