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City refutes worst U.S. crime ranking [Camden]
UPI ^ | 11/21/2005

Posted on 11/21/2005 9:02:00 AM PST by ncountylee

CAMDEN, N.J., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- City officials in Camden, N.J., are taking the offensive against a Kansas statistical firm that ranks Camden as the most dangerous city in the United States.

Monday, the Morgan Quitno firm released its annual ranking of dangerous cities based on six types of crime, and for the second year, Camden was first in the country among 354 cities.

The study analyzed the occurrence rates of murder, rape, aggravated assault, robbery, burglary and motor vehicle theft.

However, local officials told the Camden Courier-Post the latest rankings use figures from 2004, and overlook improvements made in 2005.

"Last year is old news. The ranking is not an appropriate measure of where we stand today," said Camden County Prosecutor Vincent Sarubbi.

Camden Chief Operating Officer Randy Primas said the Marriott hotel chain backed out of plans to build a hotel downtown after last year's ranking was announced.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: camden; camdencounty; moosesisterbadthings; newjersey; nj; njsp; toilet
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1 posted on 11/21/2005 9:02:01 AM PST by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee

Camden, I can't spell. LOL


2 posted on 11/21/2005 9:03:04 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

"The ranking is not an appropriate measure of where we stand today,"

They're right.

It's probably WORSE!


3 posted on 11/21/2005 9:03:56 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: ncountylee

New Jersey and you . . .


4 posted on 11/21/2005 9:05:38 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: ncountylee
It is an absolute travesty that the U.S.S. New Jersey is docked in that hell-hole called Camden...


5 posted on 11/21/2005 9:08:32 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: ncountylee

Camden is boasting that their murder rate has significantly reduced over the past year, by as much as 40%. Wow! Previously there was, on average, one murder per week. Somehow, though, I would feel strange boasting that the city now has only one murder every other week.

Strangely, Camden and Newark are two of the poorest cities in the nation, while Hunterdon, Sussex, and Monmouth counties (all in NJ) are among the wealthiest counties in the nation.


6 posted on 11/21/2005 9:09:50 AM PST by rit (NJ tourism slogan: Are you really sure you want to do this?)
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To: LdSentinal

NJ must be getting to be more and more of a toilet. Sorry. ;) But with McGreevey, then Corzine as governors, and LOUSE-enberg getting re-elected to the US Senate, it's obvious a majority of people who vote there are morons.


7 posted on 11/21/2005 9:09:56 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: TNCMAXQ

Yup. Ever notice which political party usually governs these crappy cities? Heck, even Fallujah is safer than Camden.


8 posted on 11/21/2005 9:12:30 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: frogjerk

You're right.....the area surrounding the Camden tourist area (opposite Philadelphia) is one of the filthiest tourist areas I have ever seen in America.


9 posted on 11/21/2005 9:13:25 AM PST by indcons ("Not all muslims are terrorists; however, all terrorists today are muslims." - George Fernandez)
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To: ncountylee

I've been to Oakland, Cincinnati, S.E. Washington D.C., the Bronx, Atlanta, Miami, North Philadelphia, and several other hell holes, and Camden is by far the worst place I've ever been.  Tijuana is nicer than Camden.  If there's a worse city than Camden, I don't want to know about it.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

10 posted on 11/21/2005 9:14:43 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: rit
Strangely, Camden and Newark are two of the poorest bluest cities in the nation, while Hunterdon, Sussex, and Monmouth counties (all in NJ) are among the wealthiest red counties in the nation.

I'm wondering if there is any truth to the red/blue thing... Inquiring minds want to know.

11 posted on 11/21/2005 9:18:21 AM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there you will find the face of Islam...)
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To: LdSentinal

I would LOVE to see that thug mayor of Newark defeated in the primary next year by Cory Booker, the guy whose campaign was chronicled by PBS. The Demo machine used what we might call "gestapo tactics" to stop Booker and it was downright criminal. I suspect voters there aren't wise enough to throw out the incumbent though. Then they wonder why their city remains such a sewer.


12 posted on 11/21/2005 9:18:59 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Owl_Eagle

"I've been to Oakland, Cincinnati, S.E. Washington D.C., the Bronx...."

You've been everywhere man, you've been everywhere... (Sung in the voice of Johhny Cash). :)


13 posted on 11/21/2005 9:19:15 AM PST by Pessimist
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To: TNCMAXQ
NJ must be getting to be more and more of a toilet.

Camden and Newark are not all of New Jersey. There are many great areas of New Jersey that are holding out from the influence of the corruption in Trenton. This is why many in the NYC area are moving to these pockets of decency...

14 posted on 11/21/2005 9:19:50 AM PST by frogjerk (LIBERALISM - Being miserable for no good reason)
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To: ncountylee
Wonder if God has been deported from Camden to the bible belt yet..
Is P. Diddy teaching science in Camden yet.?. or ethics even.?.
Satan is certainly frog marching San Fransisco to Queerdom..

Well, Isn't that special?.(Lily Tomlin as Ernestine doing the Church Lady)..

15 posted on 11/21/2005 9:22:26 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
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To: ncountylee

Many people (not me) expect a Hillary Clinton - Rudy Giuliani matchup. Well, here's an interesting tidbit for the 2008 election:

New York City is the 4th safest city in America.
Little Rock is among the 20 most dangerous metropolitan areas (#14).
In fact, FOUR Arkansas areas are. The other three are Pine Bluff (#11), Hot Springs (#9), and West Memphis (Memphis Metropolitan Area, #3).


16 posted on 11/21/2005 9:24:31 AM PST by dangus
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To: ncountylee

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/11/21/D8E0LBTO4.html

Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in U.S.
Nov 21 12:06 AM US/Eastern

By The Associated Press
Following are the safest and most dangerous cities with populations over 75,000, according to Morgan Quitno Press.



Safest Cities:

1. Newton, Mass.

2. Clarkstown, N.Y.

3. Amherst, N.Y.

4. Mission Viejo, Calif.

5. Brick Township, N.J.

6. Troy, Mich.

7. Thousand Oaks, Calif.

8. Round Rock, Texas

9. Lake Forest, Calif.

10. Cary, N.C.

Most Dangerous Cities:

1. Camden, N.J.

2. Detroit

3. St. Louis

4. Flint, Mich.

5. Richmond, Va.

6. Baltimore

7. Atlanta

8. New Orleans

9. Gary, Ind.

10. Birmingham, Ala.

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Source: Morgan Quitno Press


17 posted on 11/21/2005 9:25:51 AM PST by Cat loving Texan
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To: Cat loving Texan

St Louis is number 3! Woo-Hoo! I'd better start locking my door at night!


18 posted on 11/21/2005 9:27:38 AM PST by TravisBickle (The War on Terror: Win It There or Fight It Here)
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To: frogjerk
There are many great areas of New Jersey that are holding out from the influence of the corruption in Trenton. This is why many in the NYC area are moving to these pockets of decency...

Jersey city has undergone a fairly amazing revitalization.

19 posted on 11/21/2005 9:27:39 AM PST by rit (NJ is pretty much broke, said Corzine after he and Forrester spent over $73M on the election.)
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To: Cat loving Texan

My city is # 1 but I still lock my doors at night.

I can't imagine what I'd do if I lived in Camden.


20 posted on 11/21/2005 9:30:20 AM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen)
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