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Princeton Criminal Info
The Princeton Borough Police Department, established in 1886, has 38 full time law enforcement employees, including 29 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 396 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 32.2 and a violent rate of 1.7. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 4 robberies, 17 assaults, 65 burglaries, 46 incidents of domestic violence, and 38 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 304 thefts, 5 motor vehicle thefts, and 5 arsons.
The Princeton Municipal Court is located at One Monument Drive, Princeton. Phone: (609) 497-7600 Judge: Bonnie L. Goldman. Prosecutor: Reed Gusciora. Session Hours are on Mondays at 1:30pm and 9:30am.
Princeton Borough – New Jersey
Princeton Borough was originally incorporated as a borough in 1813 within portions of other communities. It became a totally independent municipality around 1894. It is wholly surrounded by Princeton Township, the other municipality that makes up Princeton.
According to the Census Bureau, it occupies an area of 1.9 square miles. The population density is high. As per the 2010 census, there were 12,307 inhabitants, down from 14,203 in 2000. There were 1,692 families and 3,495 housing units. Unofficial estimates placed the median house or condo value at $338,700 in 2000 and $631,430 in 2009. The January 11 cost of living index was 25.3% higher than the national average.
The two major age groups, as of the 2000 census, were from 18 to 24 (40.9%) and from 25 to 44 (27.4%). Those under the age of and 65 and older were only 10.1% and 9.3%, respectively. The median age was 25 years.
The extraordinarily low median age and elevated concentration of 18- to 24-year-olds is impacted by the presence of Princeton University, most of which is located within the borough. Other institutions of higher learning located here are Westminster Choir College (part of Rider University), most of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Institute for Advanced Study.
The racial and ethnic composition, as per the 2000 census, was 80.26% White, 7.46% Asian, 7.10% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.39% African American. The majority of the Hispanic population is represented by Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants.
Less than a fourth (22.3%) of the 3,326 households registered in the 2000 census had minors living with them. Most of the households were composed of non-families (49.1%) and of married couples living together (42.5%).
As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $102,957. Male median income was around 14% higher than that of females ($60,341 versus $52,900). The estimated median household income was $67,346 and the per capita income $27,292. According to unofficial 2009 estimates, these rose to $106,377 and $54,364, respectively. About 9.0% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The 2010 figures for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 13.73% had not completed high school versus 10.34% who had. Those with some college and an associate degree represented 12.29%. Almost 24%% had a bachelor’s degree 20.65% statewide. Holders of a graduate degree were 39.74% versus 12.05% statewide.
Between 2005 and 2009, most of the population was engaged in educational services (42% females and 37% males), and professional, scientific and technical services (11% males and 8% females).