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In 2002 New Jersey's Open Public Records act (OPRA) which states that all government records shall be readily accessible to the citizens of the state became effective. The Government Records Council (GRC) is in place to ensure that these statutes are working for the people. There are certain records exempt from the law, and these exceptions are spelled out fully in the statutes. New Jersey also has an Open Public Meetings Act which ensures the public access to a large number of government meetings. There are 21 counties and a total of 566 municipalities in New Jersey. It is the most densely populated state, and the median household income is the third wealthiest in the United States. New Jersey became the third state in the Union on December 18, 1787. New Jersey was the first northern state to abolish new slavery and enact laws to slowly phase out existing slavery. New Jersey is known as one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states. Access to criminal history records and background checks are available through New Jersey's State Police. Find New Jersey public records maintained by the state. These documents are open to the general public and are available through official government websites. Learn how to request vital records such as birth and death records from the state files. Discover how to access criminal history records and judicial files of court case records. See crime statistics and reports for the state. View census population numbers and find out about New Jersey demographics. Obtain state property and land valuation information and housing and real estate data. Find links leading to individual city and county sites detailing facts about government procedures, public services and resources, and general community information. Discover information regarding employment income data including unemployment figures. Obtain information relating to New Jersey residents education and background histories. A breakdown showing gender and ethnic background of private persons who own businesses in New Jersey is also available. Read local interest stories and current news reports. Information on this page is updated on a continual basis.

New Jersey Free Public Records Directory

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New Jersey Free Court Records Search

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New Jersey Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

New Jersey Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

New Jersey Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Kaytlyn Yaeckel
    Kaytlyn Yaeckel, Age Now: 16, Missing: 03/05/2019. Missing From Vineland, Nj. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Vineland Police Department (new Jersey) 1-856-696-1212.
    July 16, 2019
  • Missing: Jeannie Warford
    Jeannie Warford, Age Now: 17, Missing: 06/29/2019. Missing From Lanoka Harbor, Nj. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Lacey Township Police Department (new Jersey) 1-609-693-6636.
    July 09, 2019
  • Missing: Robyn Scott
    Robyn Scott, Age Now: 13, Missing: 06/28/2019. Missing From Mays Landing, Nj. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Hamilton Township Police Department (new Jersey) 1-609-625-2700.
    July 05, 2019
  • Missing: Rashaad Green
    Rashaad Green, Age Now: 15, Missing: 04/24/2019. Missing From Plainfield, Nj. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: North Plainfield Police Department (new Jersey) 1-908-769-2937.
    June 24, 2019
  • Missing: Rahmeen Green
    Rahmeen Green, Age Now: 14, Missing: 04/24/2019. Missing From Plainfield, Nj. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: North Plainfield Police Department (new Jersey) 1-908-769-2937.
    June 24, 2019
  • Missing: Charistma Williams
    Charistma Williams, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/12/2019. Missing From Elizabeth, Nj. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Elizabeth Police Department (new Jersey) 1-908-558-2111.
    June 19, 2019

New Jersey Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:925698863
    Case Number:201900008393-1
    Incident Date:07-14-2019
    Incident Type Primary:SHOPLIFTING GENERAL
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Moorestown
    State of Incident:New Jersey
  • Incident ID:925701154
    Case Number:201900008375-1
    Incident Date:07-13-2019
    Incident Type Primary:CONTEMPT - DISOBEDIENCE TO THE ORDER OF THE COURT
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Moorestown
    State of Incident:New Jersey
  • Incident ID:925701153
    Case Number:201900008314-1
    Incident Date:07-12-2019
    Incident Type Primary:VIOLATION OF RESTRAINING ORDER
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Moorestown
    State of Incident:New Jersey
  • Incident ID:925426073
    Case Number:201900008260-1
    Incident Date:07-11-2019
    Incident Type Primary:THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Moorestown
    State of Incident:New Jersey
  • Incident ID:925433036
    Case Number:201900008227-1
    Incident Date:07-10-2019
    Incident Type Primary:THEFT BY DECEPTION CREATE FALSE IMPRESSION
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Moorestown
    State of Incident:New Jersey
  • Incident ID:925286686
    Case Number:201900008147-2
    Incident Date:07-09-2019
    Incident Type Primary:CRIMINAL MISCHIEF W/DAMAGE, DEFIANT TRESPASSER
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Moorestown
    State of Incident:New Jersey

New Jersey Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

New Jersey Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    23,346
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    349
  • Rape:
    1,274
  • Robbery:
    10,498
  • Aggravated Assault:
    11,225
  • Total Property Crime:
    154,993
  • Burglary:
    31,710
  • Larceny Theft:
    111,578
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    11,705

New Jersey American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • New Jersey's demographic and housing ACS survey of 8,874,374 being 2.83 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.8% males and 51.2% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The New Jersey social characteristics data of 3,188,498 households, which make up 2.74 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 2,208,075 families with and without children. There are 2,288,364 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The New Jersey American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 7,080,181 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 2.85 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 4,688,186 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • New Jersey housing characteristics are collected from 3,572,138 dwellings making up 2.69 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 3,188,498 or uninhabited 383,640 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 3,188,498 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

New Jersey Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    8,791,894
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    8,414,378
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    5%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    377,544
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    8,414,350
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    555,282
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    2,045,848
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    1,173,024
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    6,029,248
  • State's black resident population
    1,204,826
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    29,026
  • State's Asian resident population
    725,726
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    3,043
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    240,303
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    1,555,144
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    5,214,878
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    69%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    14%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    8%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    18%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    59%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in New Jersey
  • Births
    116,063
  • Deaths
    69,662
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    601
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    89%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of New Jersey Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    20%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    28%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    87%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    34%
  • Total number of Veterans
    505,290
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in New Jersey
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    30 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    3,526,453
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    216,166
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    7%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    67%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $356,800
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    36%
  • Total number of households
    3,152,877
  • Average size of households
    3
  • New Jersey Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $34,566
  • Statewide income of median households in New Jersey
    $68,444
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    9%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $428,425
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $49,511
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    4,536,661
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    418,294
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    9%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    5,128,341
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    372,962
  • People employed by the government
    656,710
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    303,648,264
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    59,210
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    238,440
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    580,217
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    19,993,613
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of New Jersey
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    781,687
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    8%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    7%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    9%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    27%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    116,608,094
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    233,413,004
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    124,813,580
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    14,453
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and New Jersey territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    12,421
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    2,070,891
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    733,450
  • Size in square miles of land
    7,417
  • Population per square mile
    1,185
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