Camden, NJ, the most dangerous town in the USA

The most dangerous town in America: Inside Camden, New Jersey where 39 people have been murdered this year

  • 13 homicides in July – the most deadly month since a shooting spree in 1949
  • Murder rate was ten times New York City in 2011 — and on pace to be even higher this year
  • More than half of children live below the poverty line as city is ravaged by drugs
  • Police department forced to cut one third of officers in 2011 and arrests dropped to less than half of what they were in 2009

Read this post from a Philly fireman on what Camden is doing wrong.

h/t Ed Driscoll.

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  1. WyBlog - Camden surrenders, city plans to lay off entire police force Says:

    Camden surrenders, city plans to lay off entire police force…

    Camden, NJ is the most dangerous town in America. Last month there were 13 homicides, and the murder rate is ten times that of New York City….