Camden, NJ, homicides at three-year high; officials call drug activity and police layoffs contributing factors

By @George_Mast at Homicides this year have largely been associated with late-night gun violence. Officials call drug activity and police layoffs contributing factors. Facing an approximately $26 million budget deficit, city officials laid off 168 members of the approximately 370 member police force in 2011. (More)

The article is accompanied by this interactive map of 2011-12 Camden homicides. The markers are approximately where victims of 2011 and 2012 murders were found or murdered. The 2011 murders are marked in blue. The 2012 incidents are marked in green.

View 2011-12 Camden homicides in a larger map

Camden, NJ, sits just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.

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