The City of Camden remains a mixed bag of successes and failures. This mural at S. Broad and Ferry Ave represents the latter. It was created by Linda Delengowski, a Camden artist and resident, to serve as a memorial to the 67 people murdered in 2012. That made it the most dangerous city for those between 75,000-100,00 people.
Across the street, Father Michael Doyle of Sacred Heart Church each year leads a memorial by calling out the names of people murdered in Camden.
Crime stats were not available for the first half of 2013 but Camden is making bold steps to get things under control. This spring Camden overhauled its police force boosting the number of officers available from 262 to over 400.