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Raritan Domestic Violence Arrests – Assault & Harassment

13
Jun
2012

by in Criminal Defense

Raritan NJ Domestic Violence Arrest Lawyer

If you are facing assault or harassment charges in Raritan following an arrest for domestic violence, give my office a call. I offer a free initial consultation and can answer your questions and give you a roadmap to handling your case.

Raritan Criminal Statistics

The Municipal Court is located at 22 First Street, Raritan. Phone: 908.231.1303. Judge: William T. Kelleher, Jr. Prosecutor: Steven Rothblatt, Esq. First appearances begin at 3:00 pm. Sessions schedule to be established by the Judge.

The Police Department was established in 1891 and as of 2010 has a staff of 22 full-time law enforcement employees, including 18 police officers.

In 2010, the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime recorded 176 major crimes. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 25.6 and 1.6. There occurred 2 robberies, 9 assaults, 18 burglaries, 115 cases of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, 22 reports of police force, and no murders or rapes.

City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, included 144 thefts, 2 motor vehicle thefts, and one arson.

General Information on Raritan NJ

The first settlers of the area were Dutch and English who arrived in 1863. Raritan Town was first formed as a subdivision of Bridgewater Township in 1868. It was finally authorized to become an autonomous borough in 1948, subsequent to harsh lawsuits in the 1930s and 1940s. The recently-created borough contained the old town and a further segment of Bridgewater Township.

Raritan has an area of 2.037 square miles, inhabited by 6,881 people as of the 2010 census. As of the 2000 census, there were 2,644 housing units. According to City-data the median house or condo value in 2009 was $340,905. It also reported the March 2012 cost of living index as 24.0% higher than the national average.

Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that male median income was 29% higher than female ($46,071 versus $35,704). Families had a median income of $59,962. The median household income was about twice the per capita income ($51,122 versus $26,420). City-data reported these had risen to $66,287 and $35,716, respectively. Less than 7.0% of the population lived below the poverty line.

The principal origins are Italian (34.1%), German (13.5%), Irish (11.0%), and Polish (10.1%) The proportion of residents who are foreign-born residents is higher than the state level (23.4% versus 17.5%). At the time of the 2000 census, Whites represented 87.74%, Asians 8.17%, and Hispanics or Latinos of any race 8.41%.

As of the 2000 census, households made up of married couples living together were 51.0%. Those with minors living with them represented 30.1%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals totaled 34.6% and 29.0%. The median age of the population was 28 years. Minors accounted for 22.3% and seniors for 16.2%.

City-data summarizes the 2010 educational level of residents 25 years old an over as 77.3% completed High school or higher, 27.0% had a bachelor’s degree or higher, and 9.1% held a graduate or professional degree.

The most common occupations for males are Other management jobs except farmers and farm managers, Driver/sales workers and truck drivers, Other production jobs including supervisors. Females work as Secretaries and administrative assistants, Other office and administrative support employees including supervisors, and Information and record clerks except customer service representatives.

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