Crime in New Jersey Article

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

State statistics

As of 2013, there was a reported 192,971 crimes in New Jersey, including 401 murders. This is an overall decrease in total crimes reported, but an increase in murders. [2]

By location

Elizabeth

According to the FBI, in 2010, Elizabeth, New Jersey 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

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

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is not applied in this state. [5] New Jersey was 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]

Drugs

Akbar Pray, Newark resident, was sentenced to life in prison in 1990 for leading a drugs gang that had dominated the city's drug trade since the early 1970s.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Local FBI Offices". FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ "New Jersey Crime Rates 1960 - 2013". The Disaster Center. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  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. ^ "Facts about capital punishment - the death penalty". religioustolerance.org. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  6. ^ Richburg, Keith (14 December 2007). "N.J. Approves Abolition of Death Penalty; Corzine to Sign". The Washington Post. Retrieved 17 February 2012.