Three South Jersey Cities Named Among the Most Dangerous In America
Three towns in South Jersey have made the list of being one of the 100 most dangerous cities in America. In fact, two of the three towns are in the top ten.
A new survey from NeighborhoodScout.com ranked the top 100 most dangerous cities in the nation with a population of 25,000 people or more. The website based its rankings on the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents; "violent crimes" was defined as murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault.
If you guessed Camden was #1 on the list, you are correct. In fact, in Camden you have a 1-in-39 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. But the other two cities and where they rank might surprise you. The survey ranked Atlantic City as the eighth most dangerous city in the nation and Bridgeton is #25 on the list. As per their rankings, you are safer in Atlanta, Newark, NJ, Philadelphia than you are in Atlantic City or Bridgeton.
Here are the top five and where other cities in our region ranked:
2. Chester, PA
4. Saginaw, MI
5. Oakland, CA
8. Atlantic City
31. Newark, NJ