The Roselle Municipal Court has jurisdiction over DWI arrests, marijuana possession, and all disorderly persons charges. For juvenile Roselle arrests and all indictable criminal charges in Roselle, the Union County Superior Court has jurisdiction. If you were arrested in Roselle, call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer.
Roselle – New Jersey
Roselle was incorporated as a borough in 1894 from portions of Linden. It was the first community lit by electricity using overhead wires with a system built by Thomas Edison in 1883. The First Presbyterian Church was the first church to be lit by electricity in the world.
The borough has a total area of 2.7 square miles, virtually all of which is land. It has a high population density. At the time of the 2010 census, there were 21,085 residents up from 21,274 in 2000. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $131,500. It augmented to $281,169 in 2009. The cost of living index in January 2011 was 16.1% higher than the national average.
The most common ancestries reported in 2000 were West Indian (11.0%), Irish (7.7%), Italian (6.5%), German (5.7%), Polish (5.0%), and Subsaharan African (2.5%). The ethnic composition then was 51.32% African American, 35.58% White, 17.11% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 2.71% Asian. There are 4,878 foreign-born residents (17.4% Latin America, 2.4% Europe).
In 2000, almost a third (32.2%) of the 7,250 households had minor children living with them. Less than half (45.3%) of the households were made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals represented 30.5% and 25.2%, respectively. Almost a fifth (18.8%) was headed by a female with no husband present.
The age breakdown of the population in 2000 was 25.5% under 18, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years.
The median household income in 2000 was $51,254. It rose to an estimated $59,480 in 2009. Likewise, the per capita income increased from $21,269 in 2000 to an estimated $26,291 in 2009. The median family income in 2000 was $58,841. Male median income was $37,604 versus $32,535 for females. Approximately 7.5% of the population was below the poverty line.
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In 2010, the Police Department had 70 full-time law enforcement employees, including 58 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 496 major crimes in 2010. This represents a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 23.5 and a violent rate of 4.3. There were no murders or bias crimes. The reports included 1 rape, 53 robberies, 37 assaults, 124 burglaries, 163 cases of domestic violence, and 70 cases of police force.
Additionally, independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 233 thefts, 7 arsons and 48 motor vehicle thefts.
The 2010 data for educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 17.79% did not complete high school versus 34.73% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 27.87%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 14.13% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 5.48% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males were engaged in transportation and warehousing (16%), manufacturing (14%) and retail trade (13%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (23%), educational services (11%), and retail trade (10%).