Camden, Newark make “Murder Capitals of America” list

NEWARK, NJ — Better? Maybe, but still pretty bad.

The real estate analytics company NeighborhoodScout has released a list of the 30 U.S. cities with a dubious distinction: the most murders per 1,000 residents.

Camden ranks #3; Newark is #15.

The notoriously crime-ridden New Jersey urban centers did see some improvement in 2017, with Newark experiencing an overall drop in crime and Camden seeing a decades-low murder rate.

According to NeighborhoodScout’s website, the organization analyzed “cities with 25,000 or more people,” and “[d]ata used for this research are 1) the number of murders reported to the FBI to have occurred in each city, and 2) the population of each city.”

Click here for the full list.