Giving new life to community watch efforts
The Associated Press reported this month that Camden, N.J., is the nationís most dangerous city, according to an annual report by Morgan Quitno Corporation. Murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft placed Camden ahead of Detroit, long-time holder of the dubious distinction.
Camden hasnít always had such a reputation. It was once a booming industrial town. The Campbellís Soup company, RCA radio factories and shipbuilders provided jobs and security for its inhabitants. When the factories closed and residents moved to the suburbs after World War II, crime and economic hardship set in. ...