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New Jersey Criminal Records

  • New Jersey has 8,958,013 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • New Jersey is the 40th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Municipal Court deals with cases involving traffic infractions and misdemeanors, DUI cases, and minor criminal offenses like assault, trespassing and shoplifting.
  • The Superior Court deals with cases involving all civil, criminal, and family matters and it is a trial court.
  • The Tax Court reviews the decisions of the county boards of taxation.
  • The Appeals Courts are the Appellate Court and the Supreme Court. They are called the Appeals Courts because a person of the town may appeal their case to a higher court if they are not satisfied with the outcome of the case.
  • In the Appellate Division of the Superior Court cases are reviewed and decided by a panel of judges.
  • The Supreme Court is the highest court in New Jersey and it reviews the decisions of lower courts and the Supreme court must interpret laws that are unclear or that conflict with other laws.

Crime Statistics for New Jersey (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 22,879 31st / 51 (High)
Murder 363 33rd / 51 (High)
Rape 1,373 18th / 51 (Low)
Robbery 9,729 41st / 51 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 11,414 28th / 51 (Moderate)
Property Crime 145,701 32nd / 51 (High)
Burglary 27,960 31st / 51 (High)
Larceny Theft 105,963 32nd / 51 (High)
Motor Vehicle Theft 11,778 32nd / 51 (High)

Criminal Preview in New Jersey