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Old 11-19-2007, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Cream Ridge, NJ
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City rankings
A list of the most and least dangerous cities with at least 75,000 residents, as measured by the study City Crime Rankings: Crime in Metropolitan America, published by Washington-based CQ Press. The authors analyzed FBI crime statistics released Sept. 24. The danger score uses zero as the national average. Cities are ranked, followed by their scores

MOST DANGEROUS 25


1. Detroit: 407.2

2. St. Louis: 406.2

3. Flint, Mich.: 381.0

4. Oakland, Calif.: 338.9

5. Camden, N.J.: 323.8

6. Birmingham, Ala.: 268.8

7. North Charleston, S.C.: 254.3

8. Memphis, Tenn.: 245.6

9. Richmond, Calif.: 245.1

10. Cleveland: 244.4

11. Orlando, Fla.: 237.4

12. Baltimore: 236.7

13. Little Rock, Ark.: 233.8

14. Compton, Calif.: 223.6

15. Youngstown, Ohio: 222.0

16. Cincinnati: 218.3

17. Gary, Ind.: 214.0

18. Kansas City, Mo.: 203.4

19. Dayton, Ohio: 201.5

20. Newark, N.J.: 197.3

21. Philadelphia: 192.9

22. Atlanta: 189.9

23. Jackson, Miss.: 188.8

24. Buffalo, N.Y.: 187.8

25. Kansas City, Kan.: 187.6

SAFEST 25

1. Mission Viejo, Calif.: -82.1

2. Clarkstown, N.Y.: -81.0

3. Brick Township, N.J.: -78.7

4. Amherst, N.Y.: -75.4

5. Sugar Land: -75.4

6. Colonie, N.Y.: -74.6:

7. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: -73.8

8. Newton, Mass.: -73.5

9. Toms River Township, N.J.: -72.7

10. Lake Forest, Calif.: -71.7

11. Irvine, Calif.: -71.1

12. Orem, Utah: -70.6

13. Round Rock: -69.4

14. Cary, N.C.: -68.6

15. Greece, N.Y.: -68.5

16. Chino Hills, Calif.: -63.2

17. Coral Springs, Fla.: -62.0

18. Troy, Mich.: -61.8

19. Farmington Hills, Mich.: -61.7

20. Centennial, Colo.: -61.3

21. Glendale, Calif.: -59.2

22. Broken Arrow, Okla.: -58.8

23. Parma, Ohio: -58.8

24. Sterling Heights, Mich.: -58.5

25. Simi Valley, Calif.: -58.5
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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Camden always amazes me by being on that list. I wonder if people from other parts of the country have ever heard of Camden except for being on the "dangerous" list. The cities above it are very well known by most people in this country from lots of reasons. Cars, Motown, Ribs and BBQ, Cardinals, A's etc.....
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Cream Ridge, NJ
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Keep in mind that just because your city is not on the safest or most dangerous list,does not mean its dangerous or safe. This list is based on a population of 75,000+. Also,some of the cities that are on the most dangerous list also have good areas. A good example is Memphis,Tn. There are alot of areas that are incorporated into a certain city but are actually very safe. Memphis,tn is actually very big and there are some very exclusive and very safe areas. Not just blocks but whole zip codes.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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The reason why Camden pop-up on that list all the time is because of the fact it is so small in population. (A little under 80,000). When groups use a stats to based their rankings on dangerous cites, usually they used the FBI per 100,000 stats system. That is, how many murders, rapes, robberies, etc, per 100,000 people. Camden doesn't have 100,000 people living there. So, that system will have a higher effect on crime stats.
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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The reason why Camden pop-up on that list all the time is because of the fact it is so small in population. (A little under 80,000). When groups use a stats to based their rankings on dangerous cites, usually they used the FBI per 100,000 stats system. That is, how many murders, rapes, robberies, etc, per 100,000 people. Camden doesn't have 100,000 people living there. So, that system will have a higher effect on crime stats.
So if I interpret this correctly you are saying that Camden is safer than whats reported. I'll disagree wholeheartedly. This report is actually good for Camden because they had the #1 post locked up for several years in a row.
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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The reason why Camden pop-up on that list all the time is because of the fact it is so small in population..
No, the reason Camden is on the list is because it is, in fact, one of the most dangerous cities. Some might even say a war zone.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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It's also a sad fact that Camden is surrounded by some of the nicest places in NJ - Collingswood for instance which is a beautiful town - is not so desirable because it borders Camden.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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I am really surprised Orlando is on that list. I mean... Orlando? Not Miami or Tampa but... Orlando?

Orlando is more dangerous than... Newark?
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I am really surprised Orlando is on that list. I mean... Orlando? Not Miami or Tampa but... Orlando?

Orlando is more dangerous than... Newark?
Orlando is a rapidly growing city while more Newark criminals are already locked up.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
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Orlando is a rapidly growing city while more Newark criminals are already locked up.
Or, gang banger families moved to Orlando. After all, gang banger housewives want those kitchen islands too!
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