According to a popular website, three towns in the Garden State have ranked among the 100 most dangerous cities in America.

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A 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 (i.e. murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault) per 1,000 residents.

Here are the top five (with chances of you being a victim):

  1. Detroit (1 in 51)
  2. St. Louis (1 in 51)
  3. Memphis (1 in 52)
  4. Baltimore (1 in 53)
  5. Monroe, LA (1 in 55)

These are New Jersey's most dangerous places:

  • #9 - Camden
Camden NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Camden NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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Your odds of being the victim of a crime in Camden are 1 in 63.


  • #38 - Trenton
Belvidere Street in Trenton NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Belvidere Street in Trenton NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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In Trenton, you have a 1 in 87 chance of being the victim of a violent crime.


  • #99 - Atlantic City
Pacific and Florida Avenues in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Pacific and Florida Avenues in Atlantic City NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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In a city known for gambling, you have a 1 in 116 chance of being the victim of a bad crime.

Other cities in our region and their ranks:

  • 7. Wilmington, DE
  • 10. Scranton, PA
  • 20. Chester, PA
  • 86. Dover, DE

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