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2015 Camden Crime Analysis
Crime patterns in Camden reflect larger national trends of declining crime as well as local events such as budget cuts and restructuring of the police department. Read More






2013 Election Analysis
Mayor Dana Redd and the three Democratic City Council candidates all easily won reelection in 2013. They did it with a turnout rate under 20%, and none of Camden's 40 districts had a turnout as high as the Camden County average. Read More





2013 Camden Crime Analysis
Hundreds of factors affect crime rates, and because 2012 was a particularly violent year regrerssion to the mean must be considered, but the initial stats for the Camden County PD suggest a positive influence. Most types of crime, including murder and robbery, decreased from January to August 2012 to that same period of 2013. Read More





Camden Disability
Camden households are 1.5 times more likely to have a disabled member than American households at large, and nearly a quarter of all Camden households have someone with an ambulatory limitation. Read More





Census Tract Changes
The 2010 Census took two pairs of Camden downtown census tracts and merged them, as the City's total went from 21 to 19 tracts. Population decreased slightly overall from 2000 to 2010, though a majority of the neighborhoods either had double-digit percent gains or losses in that span. Read More





Camden Poverty Trends
When examining the new 2010 Census figures, Camden\92s poverty rates are steady, but the numbers remain alarming. The poverty line, as defined by the Census, is a specific before-tax yearly income amount which varies according to age and household members. Read More





An examination of Camden's Property Tax Flow
The total size of Camden's operating budget has grown 26% after inflation, from $134 million in 2001 to $169 million in 2010, an average of 2.62% per year. While an increase of $35 million is large in absolute and per capita terms, and year-to-year swings of expansion and cuts have been very erratic, Camden's spending growth is actually somewhat slower than the 2.84% average annual growth rate in 2008 and '09 for all NJ Municipalities. Read More



Where do Camden Residents Work? [Members Only]
24,853 Camden residents were employed in 2008 from a workforce of 27,088. While there were 34,872 jobs in the city that same year, 79% of Camden residents held their primary job outside the city. This report details trends in resident employment locations. Read More





An examination of Camden's Municipal Expenditures
The total size of Camden's operating budget has grown 26% after inflation, from $134 million in 2001 to $169 million in 2010, an average of 2.62% per year. While an increase of $35 million is large in absolute and per capita terms, and year-to-year swings of expansion and cuts have been very erratic, Camden's spending growth is actually somewhat slower than the 2.84% average annual growth rate in 2008 and '09 for all NJ Municipalities. This report analyzes trends in Camden's municipal expenditures since 2001. Read More





How Well Served Is Camden by Open Spaces?
The total size of Camden's operating budget has grown 26% after inflation, from $134 million in 2001 to $169 million in 2010, an average of 2.62% per year. While an increase of $35 million is large in absolute and per capita terms, and year-to-year swings of expansion and cuts have been very erratic, Camden's spending growth is actually somewhat slower than the 2.84% average annual growth rate in 2008 and '09 for all NJ Municipalities. This report analyzes trends in Camden's municipal expenditures since 2001. Public space is the infrastructure of community building. In the age of automobiles, when individuals are less likely than ever to walk, even for short distances, parks less than \BC mile away give the best chance that residents will actually receive the health and community-building benefits of accessible open space. This quickfact examines what percentage of Camden's population falls into easy walking distance from parks. Read More





How Well Served Is Camden by Banks?
Access to a bank account can provide households with an important first step towards financial security, allowing families to conduct basic financial transactions, save for emergency and long-term security needs, and access credit on affordable terms. The findings from a recent FDIC study suggest that Camden residents are disproportionately underserved by banks. Read More





PATCO Daily Ridership
PATCO's Speedline, with one end rooted in the Camden county suburbs and the other in the heart of Philadelphia's center city, runs through the City of Camden with 3 of the line's 13 stations (City Hall, Broadway, and Ferry Avenue). With 23% of the stations, Camden nonetheless generates 30% of PATCO's riders. Read More





CamConnect Reports

2012 Camden Higher Education and Healthcare Task Force Report
This report details the impact of the Camden Higher Education and Healthcare Task Force institutions - CAMcare, Camden County College, Cooper University Hopital, Lourdes Health System, Rowan University, Rutgers-Camden, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Virtua - on the City. Read More





2011 Downtown Camden & Beyond
CamConnect recently partnered with Greater Camden Partnership and Spark Creative to create the 2011 Annual Report on Downtown Camden. This report is the second in a series of benchmark reports on revitalization efforts in downtown Camden. Read More





Mayor Redd's Transition Team: Housing and Homelessness
Report's Suggestions:
-Host an "open for business" meeting with developers, both for- and non-profit
-Organize a "summit" for homeless providers
-Create task force to investigate ways to streamline government Read More






Mayor Redd's Transition Team: Economic Development & Entrepeneurship
Report's Suggestions:
- Create a Mayor's Economic Development Team
- Create a Mayor's Business Advisory Council Read More






Mayor Redd's Transition Team: Transition Report on Family Wellness
Report's Suggestions:
-Issue Mayoral Pledge and Wellness Campaign
-Establish Health Advisory Council Read More






Mayor Redd's Transition Team: Clean Green and Infrastucture
Report's Suggestions:
-Examine implementation of Abandoned Properties Act
-Announce city-wide cleanup
-Implement "eye in the sky" program Read More






Mayor Redd's Transition Team: Youth Development
Report's Suggestions:
-Assess the Youth Development Council
-Conduct an inventory of youth development agencies
-Organize a forum of youth development leaders Read More