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Violent Crime Spikes in Camden Since Police Layoffs

March 08, 2011  | 

Two months after Camden, N.J., laid off 160 police officers, city prosecutors have released a sobering report showing a dramatic rise in violent crime in the drug-and-crime-ridden city of 80,000 residents, the Associated Press reports.

Aggravated assaults with firearms jumped 259 percent in January and February compared to last year, and violent crime over all is up 19 percent, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Murders and robberies, however, were down for the period.

"I can't tell you we're seeing an increase in crime because of the layoffs," Thomas Garrity Jr., the prosecutor's office investigations chief, told the paper. "I do know we have the perfect storm that includes a sluggish economy, the proliferation of national gangs, and a reduction of police manpower throughout the county."

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scpdblue @ 3/8/2011 12:40 PM

Send in the state police. Citizens should defend themselves against the thugs who pray on the weak. I hope the Mayor is happy.

Michael @ 3/11/2011 10:21 PM

Well this is a big surprise.........what the hell do they think.
This city is in going to be sorry in the long run. At some point, they are going to realize that they need the cops they let go. They will find the money then, but it will be to late. The officers will most likely find other jobs and then the city will spend a ton on new hires etc....I am glad that I never was put in this position. I hope the poor Mayor can sleep at night and I do feel sorry for the good citizens there. What a mess.

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