Crime in New Jersey

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This article refers to crime in the state of New Jersey. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a field office in New Jersey, located in Newark.[1]

State statistics[edit]

In 2008 there were 227,475 crimes reported in New Jersey, including 376 murders.[2]

By location[edit]

Elizabeth[edit]

According to the FBI, in 2010, Elizabeth was the twenty-fifth most dangerous city in the United States. Elizabeth has more than 1,000 violent crimes out of 100,000 people.[3]

Camden[edit]

Camden has been ranked among the most dangerous cities in the United States in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2009.[4]

Capital punishment laws[edit]

Capital punishment is not applied in this state.[5] New Jersey became the first state to repeal the use of the death penalty after the Supreme Court restored the use of capital punishment in the Gregg v. Georgia case.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local FBI Offices". FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/njcrimn.htm
  3. ^ Leah Goldman; Kevin Lincoln (19 September 2011). "The New Most Dangerous Cities In America". Business Insider. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Hirsch, Deborah (24 November 2009). "Report ranks Camden most dangerous U.S. city". Courier Post. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.religioustolerance.org/execut3.htm
  6. ^ Richburg, Keith (14 December 2007). "N.J. Approves Abolition of Death Penalty; Corzine to Sign". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 February 2012.