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Westwood Court & Crime Information
The Municipal Court is located at 101 Washington Avenue, Westwood. Phone: (201) 666-8510. Judge: Hon. R. Alan Karch, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Edward Johnson, Esq. Sessions: First, Third, and Fourth Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
The Police Department was created in 1894. Currently, it has 26 sworn Police Officers and 13 officers of the Police Reserves, plus a civilian staff.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 79 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 7.2 and 0.6. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, or bias crimes. There occurred 6 assaults, 12 burglaries, 10 incidents of domestic violence, and 28 cases of police force.
City-data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, includes 49 thefts, 12 auto thefts, and no arsons.
General Westwood Statistics
The first permanent settlers arrived in the area of Westwood in 1780. It was known as Pleasantville, changing to ‘Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westwood’ in 1875. It was officially established as a borough in 1894.
Its territory comprises 2.314 square miles, which as of the 2010 census had 10,908 residents. There were 2,858 families and 4,636 housing units. City-data estimated the 2009 median house or condo value at $461,398 versus $348,300 statewide. The March 2012 cost of living index was 24.9% higher than the national average.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau estimated (with a 8%-20% margin of error) that the median household income was $79,133 and the median family income $107,966. Males had a median income 34% higher than females ($70,598 versus $52,721). The per capita income was $40,839. (All figures in 2010-inflation adjusted dollars). Less than 3.0% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The major ancestries are Italian (24.6%), Irish (20.6%), and German (17.6%). The rate of foreign-born residents is 15.3% versus 17.5% statewide. As of the 2010 census, 82.98% of the population was White, 4.62% African American, 7.38% Asian (versus 4.39% in 2000), and 11.58% Hispanic or Latino of any race (versus 6.00% in 2000).
Of the households recounted in the 2010 census, 29.1% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 52.0%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 35.6% and 31.2%, respectively. Those with a senior citizen living alone totaled 14.1%. The median age was 41.8 years. Minors accounted for 21.9% and seniors for 16.6%.
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 28.05% and 12.77% versus 20.65% and 12.05% statewide. More than 29.00% had completed high school versus 8.99% that had not. Those with some college or associate degree were 21.09%.
From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in Educational Services (15% females and 9% males), Professional, scientific and technical services (14% females and 8% males), Health care and social assistance (13% females), Retail trade (12% males and 11% females), and Manufacturing and Construction (11% each males).