Originally Posted by Ms_Christina
You mean Camden isn't #1 anymore? Damn we can't win anything!!!
Actualy,that's enough for criminal victory .......
Three Camden mayors have been jailed for corruption
the most recent being Milton Milan
Since 2005 the school system
and police department
have been operated by the State of New Jersey
; the takeover will expire in 2012. In 2008, Camden had the highest crime rate in the U.S. with 2,333 violent crimes
per 100,000 people while the national average was 455 per 100,000.
Based on statistics reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
, Camden was the third-most dangerous city in the U.S. during 2002, and has been ranked the nation's most dangerous city in 2004, 2005 and 2009, based on crime statistics in the six categories of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and auto theft.
In 2005, homicides in Camden dropped sharply, to 34 — 15 fewer murders than were reported in 2004.
Though Camden's murder rate is still much higher than the national average, the reduction in 2005 was a drop of over 30%. Then in 2006, the numbers of murders climbed to 40. With murders dropping by 10% across New Jersey in 2009, Camden's murder rate declined from 55 in 2008 down to 33, a drop of 40% that was credited to anti-gang efforts and more firearms seizures.
Despite significant cuts in the police department due to the city's fiscal difficulties, murders in 2009 and 2010 were both under 40, staying below the peak that had occurred in 2008, and had continued to decline into early 2011.
Crime rates (2009)Crime typeRate*Homicide
:2,251Motor vehicle theft
* Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.
2009 population: 78,980
Source: 2009 FBI UCR Data
That's why the small townships more comfortable for living!!!!!!