Morris County Juvenile Charge Defense Attorney
If your child has been arrested or questioned by police in Rockaway, New Jersey, call my office for help. It can be overwhelming to have your child involved in the juvenile justice system. My job is to make the process easier and make sure your child’s rights are protected. Give my office a call for a consultation on your child’s case.
Rockaway Criminal Statistics
The Municipal Court is located at 65 Mt Hope Rd., Rockaway. Phone: 973-627-7200 / (973) 627-9000. Judge: Hon. J.M.C. Hon. Gerard F. Smith, P.J.M.C.Arnold Miniman. Prosecutor: Denis Driscoll. Sessions: Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. and Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 520 major crimes in 2010 (3rd highest in the county). This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 21.5 and a violent rate of 0.6. The reports included no murders, 1 rape, 5 robberies, 9 assaults, 42 burglaries, 155 incidents of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 67 cases of police force.
Rockaway – New Jersey
The first European residents, mainly from the Netherlands and the British Isles, arrived in the Rockaway area around 1715. Rockaway was incorporated as a township in 1844 from portions of Hanover and Pequannock Townships. It is the largest municipality in Morris County, spanning almost 46 square miles. Together with its sister town, Rockaway Borough, it offers picturesque locations. The U.S. Army base Picatinny Arsenal occupies a large portion of the township. This base is dedicated to the development of new weapons technologies.
As of the 2010 census, the township population had increased to 24,156 up from 22,930 in 2000. The racial and ethnic composition, as of the 2000 census, was 88.86% White, 6.28% Hispanic or Latino, 5.65% Asian, and 2.46% African American.
The most common ancestries are Italian (22.6%), Irish (13.3%), German (10.0%), and Polish (7.0%). The percentage of foreign-born residents is below the state average (13.2% versus 17.5%). More than half of them are naturalized citizens. The two most usual places of birth are India (15%) and Colombia (10%).
Of the more than 8,000 households registered in the 2000 census, 40.2% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 68.5%. Households composed of non-families were 21.3%.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 37 years. The major age groups were under 18 (27.1%), from 25 to 44 (32.9%= and from 45 to 64 (25.1%).
As of the 2000 census, the median household income was $80,939, and the median family income $89,281. These figures had risen to $87,076 and $101,236, respectively, as of a 2007 estimate of the Census Bureau. Males had a median income 45% higher than females ($58,027 versus $40,038). The per capita income was $33,184. Unofficial 2008 data place the median contract rent for apartments at $1,218 and the estimated median house or condo value at $440,184. About 2.4% of the population was below the poverty level.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were 23.38% and 12.10% versus 20.65% and 12.05% statewide. Less than 6% had not completed high school versus 27.92% who had. Those with some college or associate degree were 26.17%.
The industries in which males engage are Public administration (14%), Construction (14%), and Educational services (8%). Females work in Health care (18%), Educational services (12%), and Public administration (11%).