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Old 05-30-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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What parts of New Jersey would you say we're affected the worst in jersey. I know a good part of the NYC metropolitan area was devastated(The 5 boroughs, Newark and other north east jersey cities).
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:20 PM
 
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Also, what would you say we're the worst projects in jersey at the time? The projects in hudson county used to be built like the projects in New York. I guess they renovated and gentrified them now because they looked a lot different last time I saw them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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I've read that Irvington was particularly hard hit by the crack epidemic. Apparently, the town wasn't that bad until the 1980s.

Drugs and Arrests: The Unseen Life of a Motel -- The New York Times


Authorities arrest 10 suspected gang members in Irvington crack cocaine network
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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Wow I always thought crack died down a lot after the epidemic was over but I guess it was still heavy in Irvington. I'm surprised I never knew Irvington was that bad with crack. I knew the drugs were bad there but not to that extent.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:30 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Garden State
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Wow I always thought crack died down a lot after the epidemic was over but I guess it was still heavy in Irvington. I'm surprised I never knew Irvington was that bad with crack. I knew the drugs were bad there but not to that extent.
Wikipedia mentions it too:

Irvington experienced the crack epidemic of the 1980s and still struggles with the aftermath today. The township still has a violent crime rate six times higher than New Jersey overall and a murder rate eight times higher than statewide statistics. As of 2007, the New Jersey State Police reported that Irvington had a violent crime rate of 22.4 incidents per 1,000 population, the highest of all 15 major urban areas in the state.

Irvington, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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I can attest that Irvington has been hit by the crack plague. State police would raid my block every day. Too bad since Irvington was a nice town when I was growing up.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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At one point Irvington was the No. 1 place in the country for car theft. As a matter of fact, 6 out of the top 10 cities in the nation for car theft were in NJ, but Irvington was No. 1.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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At one point Irvington was the No. 1 place in the country for car theft. As a matter of fact, 6 out of the top 10 cities in the nation for car theft were in NJ, but Irvington was No. 1.
That must be why they made the movie jersey drive. The whole movie was basically about car theft.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:31 AM
 
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Any town that had significant crack users suffered about the same. The drug doesn't affect people differently from town to town.
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