Don’t Go To South Amboy Court Alone!
Common arrests in South Amboy are made for marijuana possession, DWI and other disorderly persons offenses. All juvenile arrests in South Amboy are referred to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, who will handle the prosecution of the case. It’s best to speak with a defense attorney before appearing in South Amboy Court, as DWI, drug convictions and some traffic offenses result in mandatory driver’s license suspension.
South Amboy – New Jersey
South Amboy City is located on the Raritan Bay. It was formally incorporated as a township in 1798. Then, it was formed as a borough in 1888. Finally, it was incorporated as a city in 1908. It is located just across the bridge from Perth Amboy.
The city has a total area of 2.7 square miles, 42.59% of which is water. According to the 2000 census, there were 7,913 inhabitants. There were 3,110 housing units with a median value of $140,500. In 2009, the estimated median house or condo value reached $283,997. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.4% higher than the national average.
The distribution of the population by age in 2000 showed that 24.3% were under the age of 18, 32.9% from 25 to 44, and 21.5% from 45 to 64. Residents aged 65 and over accounted for 13.6%.The median age was 37 years.
The major ancestry groups reported are Irish (26.9%), Polish (25.8%), Italian (16.7%), German (12.8%), and English (5.1%). The racial composition in 2000 was 94.22% White, 6.75% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.38% Asian. The other races represented less than one percent each. There are 709 foreign-born residents (4.5% Europe, 2.9% Latin America and 1.0% Africa).
Almost a third (32.2%) of the 2,967 households had children younger than 18 living with them. Close to half (48.8%) of the households were made up of married couples living together. Non-family households and those headed by a female with no husband present represented 31.2% and 14.5%, respectively.
The median income for a household in 2000 was $50,529. This rose to an estimated $53,812 in 2009. Likewise, the per capita income increased from $23,598 in 2000 to an estimated $26,192 in 2009. There were 2,041 families in 2000 with a median income of $62,029. Male median income was $42,365 versus $29,737 for females. Approximately 7.14% of the population was below the poverty line.
South Amboy Criminal Defense
In 2010, there were 30 full-time law enforcement employees, including 25 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 122 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 15.7 and a violent rate of 1.5. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The 2009 reports included 3 robberies, 9 assaults, 15 burglaries, 73 cases of domestic violence, and 31 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 2 rapes, 4 robberies, 11 assault, 13 burglaries, 66 thefts, 7 motor vehicle thefts and 1 case of arson. There were no murders.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 15.15% did not complete high school versus 49.00% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 22.02%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 10.16% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 3.68% (versus 12.05% statewide).
From 2005 to 2009, the most males were engaged construction (26%) and retail trade (16%). Females worked in retail trade (17%), accommodation and food services (14%) and educational services (13%).