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Posted on 11/21/2005 12:17:54 PM PST by laney
CAMDEN, New Jersey (AP) -- For the second year in a row this destitute city of Camden, New Jersey, 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, Kansas-based company publishes "City Crime Rankings," an annual reference book.
Listed as the most dangerous cities are: Camden, New Jersey; Detroit, Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri; Flint, Michigan; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Gary, Indiana; Birmingham, Alabama
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Can't be true - New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation...and we all know that guns cause crime.
The cities named *SAFEST* were
Newton, Massachusetts; Clarkstown, New York; Amherst, New York; Mission Viejo, California; Brick Township, New Jersey; Troy, Michigan; Thousand Oaks, California; Round Rock, Texas; Lake Forest, California; Cary, North Carolina.
I don't know about Richmond, but those other cities are all bastions of liberalism.
You can add the Tacoma, WA Mall to that list after yesterday.
All by themselves....................
We in Milwaukee will put our Murder rate up against the very best or worst.
Richmond has a tremendous amount of crime..
Just thought of this. Why isn't Washington, D.C. on this list? Isn't Congress still in D.C.?
nice to know they want me to travel there to see our state aquarium
Ya, Jews aren't exactly known for the car-jackings, murders and rapes that the good folks in Camden and Detroit are known for.
None of those cities are out west...
Now, now, now. Let's not bring a racial mixture into this!!!!!!
How many of them allow CCWs for all citizens?
Hmmm the majority of the ciies have Democrat mayors?
dim mayors? what did I win?
"Blue" is a race, made up of every race.
Hmmm, how about, "cultural mixture", then ? Actually I find that far more appropriate. It's not about race. It's about culture. When you have a culture that equates success with treason and "selling out", it really doesn't matter what color are the adherents of that culture.
I guess this year we have a kinder gentler Camden.
Can't be blue. GA and Bama are red states.
How does Baghdad compare?
I just heard on the radio the the GA State Patrol expects 13 fatalities on Georgia roads this Thanksgiving weekend over a five day period.
Maybe we should ban driving and pullout of this whole dangerous travel quagmire we've got ourselves into.
Richmond city is, like most urban areas, a long-time beneficiary of Democrat solutions...unlike the surrounding counties, which tend to vote more conservatively. The city will vote Democrat until the last voter either moves or is murdered. 99% of the violent crime is underclass drug stuff so if you don't deliver pizzas to the projects you don't have much to worry about.
That really isn't what all of the ten safest have in common. They all seem to be pretty wealthy, and not actually cities in terms of having the full spectrum of problems.
The issue, as I look at the list, is more likely to be income levels. All of the poor 10 (except maybe Atlanta) are decaying inner cities with little job opportunity, growth, or promise.
And pull out of Southwest Houston, which averages about 5 fatalities a weak.
NOLA cannot be considered dangerous at this point. The riffraff, gang bangers, and thugs were washed out of the city by Katrina, and most will not be back. The city's complexion was irrevocably altered by Mother Nature.
I don't know about the others, but Round Rock is in Williamson County and it is the "reddest" of red. Twenty miles to the south is the San Francisco of Texas--Austin.
So, is there a correlation between blue areas and crime ridden cities?
Having grown up on the south side of Newton (the non-working class part),I've always been amazed by how easily a punk from Roxbury could drive down Route 9 and be in a neighborhood of million dollar (plus) homes.
If they ever figure that out,I sincerely doubt that the NPD would be up to the task of stopping them.
I'll take blizzards and hurricanes over earthquakes and mudslides any day!
Cities 75,000-99,999: Newton, MA, safest; Camden, NJ, most dangerous
Cities 100,000-499,999: Amherst, NY, safest; St. Louis, MO, most dangerous
Cities 500,000 or more: San Jose, CA, safest; Detroit, MI, most dangerous
Metropolitan areas: Logan, UT-ID, safest; Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI M.D., most dangerous
States: North Dakota, safest; Nevada, most dangerous
17 MOST DANGEROUS STATES:
5. South Carolina
9. New Mexico
17 SAFEST STATES:
1. North Dakota
4. New Hampshire
5. South Dakota
7. West Virginia
They are all majority black:
1. Camden, New Jersey, Black (53.3%)
2. Detroit, Michigan, Black (81.6%)
3. St. Louis, Missouri, Black (51.2%)
4. Flint, Michigan, Black (53.3%)
5. Richmond, Virginia, Black (57.2%)
6. Baltimore, Maryland, Black (64.3%)
7. Atlanta, Georgia, Black (61.4%)
8. New Orleans, Louisiana, Black (67.3%)
9. Gary, Indiana, Black (84.0%)
10.Birmingham, Alabama, Black (73.5%)
don't forget to add,.........................Boulder, Colorado
(Jesus will 'Rapture' the CHURCH,.....NOT the Kingdom!!!)
No. Atlanta "proper" consists of several small islands of wealth floating in a dangerous sea of New Orleans-style, thug-controlled, entitlement-mentality mayhem.
The outer rings of suburbs are where the money and the sanity are.
Most Dangerous 25 Metros:
1 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI M.D.
2 New Orleans, LA
3 Memphis, TN-MS-AR
4 Sumter, SC
5 Miami-Dade County, FL M.D.
6 Stockton, CA
7 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
8 Florence, SC
9 Hot Springs, AR
10 Myrtle Beach, SC
11 Pine Bluff, AR
12 Flint, MI
13 Saginaw, MI
14 Little Rock, AR
15 Tucson, AZ
16 Modesto, CA
17 Albuquerque, NM
18 Jackson, TN
19 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
20 Baltimore-Towson, MD
21 Wichita Falls, TX
22 Houston, TX
23 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
24 Tallahassee, FL
25 Los Angeles County, CA M.D.
Safest 25 Metros:
1 Logan, UT-ID
2 Fond du Lac, WI
3 Glens Falls, NY
4 Appleton, WI
5 Sheboygan, WI
6 Columbus, IN
7 La Crosse, WI-MN
8 Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
9 Bangor, ME
10 Bismarck, ND
11 Eau Claire, WI
12 State College, PA
13 Binghamton, NY
14 Wausau, WI
15 Fargo, ND-MN
16 Nassau-Suffolk, NY M.D.
17 Portland, ME
18 Rockingham County, NH M.D.
19 Edison, NJ M.D.
20 Williamsport, PA
21 Owensboro, KY
22 Elizabethtown, KY
23 Jefferson City, MO
24 Harrisonburg, VA
25 Rochester, MN
You got it! Me also Kali Freeper! Such wonderful weather we are having! :)
BLUE. The word is "BLUE".
It seems the only time a crime is committed in Newton or Wellesley is when the criminal is a kid bussed over from Dot or Roxbury - for "diverse" reasons, of course.
Washington, D(istrict of) C(riminals) is a remarkably small city ... its population is just under the threshold usually used for these crime-rate rankings.
"Can't be blue. GA and Bama are red states"
I wonder if Atlanta is in a blue county though. That would be my guess.
Ohio is a nominally red state too, but up here around Cuyahoga county (the Cleveland area), forget it: true blue.