Princeton Juvenile Criminal Charges
Juveniles in Princeton Borough and Princeton Township can be charged with criminal offenses the same as an adult. However, the two processes that adult and juvenile criminal are very different. For example, an adult charged with a crime in Princeton will have their case heard in the Mercer County Superior Court – Criminal Part. A juvenile charged with what would be a crime if committed by an adult with have their matter sent to the Family Part of the Superior Court. If your child is charged with a criminal offense or Princeton DWI, call now to speak with an experienced juvenile defense lawyer.
Princeton – New Jersey Town Info – Criminal Statistics
Princeton Borough was formed as a borough in 1813 and is one of the two municipalities that make up Princeton. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 1.9 square miles, all of it land. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,499 and according to the 2000 census, there were 14,203 people.
The racial composition of this borough in 2000 was 80.26% White, 7.46% Asian, 7.10% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 6.39% African American. Most of the Hispanic population is represented by Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants. By 2010 there were some shifts in the racial make up as follows: 77.60% White, 8.86% Asian, 9.76% Hispanic and 6.84% African American. Half of the residents reported the following ancestries: Irish 12%, English 11%, German 10%, Black or African American 6% and Italian 6%.
Less than a quarter (22.3%) of the 3,326 households registered in the 2000 census had children under the age of 18 living with them. Most of the households (49.1%) were made up of non-families, followed by married couples living together (42.5%).
The distribution by age in 2000 shows that the median age was 25 years. Almost half (40.9%) was concentrated in the 18 to 24 years range. There was a similar percentage of individuals under the age of 18 and those 65 years of age and older (10.1% and 9.3%, respectively). The rate of females to males was 100 to 107.8. The low median age and high concentration of 18- to 24-year-olds is influenced by the presence of Princeton University, most of which is located within the borough. Other institutions of higher learning located in this borough are Westminster Choir College (part of Rider University), most of Princeton Theological Seminary and the Institute for Advanced Study.
The January 11 cost of living index was 125.3. The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $338,700, almost duplicated to $631,430. The estimated median income for a household in 2009 was $106,377. The per capita income almost doubled between 2000 ($27,292) and 2009 ($54,364). There was little difference between male and female income in 2000 ($60,341 versus $52,900). About 2.9% of the families and 9.0% of the population lived below the poverty line.
In 2009, the total crime rate average was 115.8 versus 319.2 for the country. Number of incidents recorded that year were 264 thefts, 73 burglaries, 10 assaults, 8 robberies, 5 motor vehicle thefts, 2 arsons and 1 rape. There were no murders. There were 37 full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 27 officers. The most common juvenile criminal charges in Princeton are for juvenile drug possession.
Figures for 2010 educational attainment of the population 25 years old and over show that only 8.60% had not completed high school (versus 14.15% in the state). Individuals with a bachelor’s degree represented 21.59% and those with a graduate degree 41.90% versus 12.05% and 9.84% state- and nation-wide.
Between 2005 and 2009, most of the population was engaged in educational services and professional, scientific and technical services (48% males and 50% females). Also see our post on “Mercer County Juvenile Lawyer“.