Skip to comments.Camden, N.J., Ranked Most-Dangerous City [Keeps Title]
Posted on 11/20/2005 10:19:18 PM PST by ncountylee
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- For the second year in a row, this destitute city has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics.
Last year, the distinction seemed to hurt city boosters' feelings more than it harmed revitalization efforts. This time, city leaders are offended by the ranking, calling it unfair.
"We're doing so many nice things now. It's unfortunate that somebody always wants to bad-mouth Camden," Mayor Gwendolyn Faison said.
The city took the top spot last year from Detroit, which remained No. 2 in the most dangerous city rankings, to be released Monday by Morgan Quitno Press. The Lawrence, Kan.-based company publishes "City Crime Rankings," an annual reference book.
Camden, a former industrial city across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, is known for a history of corrupt politicians, drug-dealing and murders. It has been among the top 10 in the most dangerous city rankings in each of the eight years Morgan Quitno released them. By most measures, it is also among the nation's poorest
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Sorry New Jersey, but Camden earned the title - again.
>>>For the second year in a row, this destitute city has been named the nation's most dangerous, according to a company's annual ranking based on crime statistics. <<<
What are you talking about? This is liberal welfare-state Heaven! Camden is also a great place for MOUT training for our soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq. Better, let's leave our soldiers in Camden until they clean that mess up, and then send them to Iraq for R&R.
NYC is the 4th safest city in the country with 500,000 or more people. Unbelieveable.
It feels quite different too. That Safir guy is a genius.
At least we've solved the new slogan for New Jersey problem.
"Come to New Jersey. You'd risk your life for it."
I'm glad I caught this article, I was thinking of retiring in Camden.
What is the trouble with this city, who gets hurt/killed and who does all the damage?
"Take that, East St. Louis!"
This one is just to easy:
"We're doing so many nice things now."
Low-cost combat insurance, discounted bullet proof vests and bodygaurds, and a free Vote Democrat ball cap.
Seems to me Washington D.C. would be way at top at number One. Not only does DC have a bunch a street crime but all those crooks in Congress pick my pocket every day of the week.
DC is a long-time former title holder, they accidentally got a more responsble administration after Barry's crack fiasco and crime went down for a while. They're always top 10, they'll probably be back unfortunately.
NYC is incredibly safe these. The old cliches and jokes about New York and crime (which people still tell) simply don't apply any more and haven't for almost a decade. Here's to hoping it stays that way. I'm surprised the trend has continued this long. The rest of the country has flatlined or regressed on crime reduction. NYC's crime still keeps dropping every year. I'd be interested to see, at the end of this year, if it continues.
"If they only counted the crimes committed by the Federal Government and Congress DC would win by a mile."
It would be hard to count the Feds, they also tell us what the law is. Interesting little coincidence...
How can Camden be dangerous? Campbell Soup is headquartered there.
Yeah, it changes everything doesn't it and here my wife and I were planning on spending our second honeymoon in Camden.
"Waiter, there's a body in my soup"
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