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Riverside – NJ – Drug Arrest Lawyer

22
Nov
2011

by in Drug Defense

Don’t Go To Riverside Court Alone!

Common Arrests in Riverside, New Jersey are made for possession of CDS and marijuana and drunk driving. Domestic violence and similar offenses of harassment, simple assault are also fairly common. If police in Riverside have arrested you for a drug charge or criminal offense, call now to speak with an experienced defense attorney.

Riverside Town Info:

Riverside Township was incorporated in 1895 from portions of Delran Township. Its former names include Goat Town and Progress. According to the 2000 Census, there were 7,911 people living in an area of 1.6 square miles. This is a very high population density of more than 5,000 residents per square mile. The most common first ancestries reported in this township are Irish (17.4%), Italian (17.2%), German (14.4%), Polish (10.4%), English (7.7%), Portuguese (5.6%) and American (3.5). As of the 2000 census, the races represented were 90.22% White, 4.44% African American, and 4.11% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Presently, there are 806 foreign born residents, 37% of whom are naturalized citizens. The most usual places of birth of foreign-born inhabitants are Portugal (29%), Brazil (26%), Poland (9%), Korea (5%), Germany (4%), Mexico (4%) and India (3%. The median income for a household in 2000 was $43,358. By 2008, the estimated median household income had risen to $55,334. There were close to 2,000 families at the time of the census with a median income of $52,479. The difference between male and female incomes was around 40% ($36,556 versus $25,510). The per capita income was $18,758.

The 2000 census registered approximately 3,000 housing units. The estimated median house or condo value at that time was $100,600. This value more than doubled by 2008 to $218,449. Approximately 8.2% of the population was below the poverty line. There were almost 3,000 households in 2000, 32.8% of which had children younger than 18 living with them. Almost half (48.4%) the households was made up of married couples living together. Non-families represented a third of all households and 27.3% were composed of non-families.

In 2000, the distribution by age shows that a fourth of the residents were under the age of 18. The majority of them were from 25 to 44 years of age. This is reflected in a median age of 36 years. The age group of those from 45 to 64 accounted for 19.4%. People 65 years old and over represented 13.8% of the population.

The Police Department has 18 full-time law enforcement employees, all police officers and one civilian employee. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 95 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 12.3 and a violent rate of 1.6. There were no murders that year. The reports for 2009 included 1 rape, 4 robberies, 7 assaults, 24 burglaries, 1 bias crime, 216 incidents of domestic violence, and 16 cases of police force.

A fourth of the males engage in construction (17%), truck transportation (6%) and public administration (4%). On the other hand, a similar proportion of females are employed in health care (16%) and finance and insurance (8%). The 2000 census data for educational attainment reveal that 40.7% of the population 25 and older had completed high school. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 23.3%. Less than 10% percent held a bachelor’s degree. Those with a master’s, professional or doctorate degree were 3.0%.

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