Arrested in Rutherford?
Juveniles arrested in East Rutherford may have their records expunged conditioned on certain criteria. If you or your child was ever charged in Rutherford with drug possession or any other offense, call to see whether the case can be defended or expunged from your record.
Rutherford Municipal Court & Criminal Statistics
The Municipal Court is located at 176 Park Avenue, Rutherford. Phone: 201-460-3030. Sessions: Tuesdays at 2:00pm. Judge: Warren S. Stroedecke. Prosecutor: Phil Laporta.
The Police Department has 43 officers. It was created in 1879 and was called the Rutherford Protective and Detective Association.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 255 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents are 14.1 and 0.4. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. There occurred 1 robbery, 7 assaults, 73burglaries, 3 incidents of domestic violence, and 40 cases of police force.
City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 160 thefts, 40 motor vehicle thefts, and one arson.
General Rutherford Information
Rutherford was formed as a borough in 1881, from portions of Union Township. It has received the names “Borough of Trees” and “The First Borough of Bergen County”. It is located 8 miles west of New York City and 12 miles from Newark International Airport.
Its territory of 2.942 square miles is very densely populated with 6,437 persons per square mile. As of the 2010 census, it was home to 18,061 people. There were 4,663 families and 7,278 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $454,098 versus $348,300 statewide. The March 2012 cost of living index was 22.9% higher than the national average.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 6%-8% margin of error) that the median household income was $85,783 and the median family income $104,293. Males had a median income 27% higher than females ($70,071 versus $55,080). The per capita income was $41,662. (All the figures are in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars). Less than 5.0% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The major ancestries are Italian (25.9%), Irish (23.4%), German (11.9%), and Polish (8.4%). The rate of foreign-born residents was above the state average (20.1% versus 17.5%). As of the 2010 census, 77.57% of the population was White (versus 81.99% in 2000), 2.92% African American, 13.08% Asian, and 14.08% Hispanic or Latino of any race (versus 8.59% in 2000).
Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 29.8% had minors living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 32.9% and 27.4%, respectively. Minors accounted for 21.0% and seniors for 13.5%. The median age was 40.3 years.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages with a bachelor’s or graduate degree were 20.91% and 7.07% versus 20.65% and 12.05% statewide. Less than 12.00% had not completed high school versus 35.46% that had. Those with some college or associate degree were 25.12%.
From 2005 to 2009 males engaged in Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%), Retail trade (10%), Finance and insurance (10%), Transportation and warehousing (7%), and Public administration (7%). Females worked in Educational services (16%), Health care and social assistance (14%), Finance and insurance (10%), and Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%).