Camden, New Jersey
- 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
Camden, New Jersey, has long been one of the most dangerous places in America, but recent police cuts combined with the highest unemployment rate in New Jersey have made the city even deadlier.
This year there have been 39 murders in the city of 77,000 — on pace to break the all-time record set in 1995.
In 2011, the murder rate was ten times than that of New York City and 30 percent higher than New Orleans, Louisiana, the most dangerous large city in the nation.