Down Hill We Go Maplewood top 10 murder capital of NJ

venturen

Who doesn't love the liberals version of "Diversity". Everyone of these top 10  towns  

VOTE ALL DEMOCRAT!

https://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are-the-10-murder-capitals-of-new-jersey/

The result is the 10 Murder Capitals of the Garden State for 2019:

  1. Camden (Photos)
  2. Newark (Photos)
  3. Trenton (Photos)
  4. Atlantic City (Photos)
  5. Bridgeton (Photos)
  6. Irvington
  7. Paterson (Photos)
  8. Long Branch (Photos)
  9. East Orange (Photos)
  10. Maplewood Township

Klinker

Don't feed the troll!


DaveSchmidt

How can we feed the troll if we don’t know our overall SnackAbility score?


jamie

Does anyone know - where in Maplewood they got our picture?


DaveSchmidt

Wondered that myself. According to a Google image search, it’s South Lyon, Michigan.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Lyon,_Michigan


DaveSchmidt

I’d like to thank venturen for that awesome link. It’s full of wonder.


ml1

I'm kind of puzzled how someone can declare towns the "murder capitals" for a year that hasn't even started yet.  Especially when they are using data from 2017.  But whatever.  Let's recall what happened in Maplewood nearly two years ago:

3 of the 4 homicides in Maplewood in 2017 were committed in January of that year in one event.  By persons who traveled to Maplewood from Egg Harbor, NJ.

So maybe Egg Harbor should be considered a "murder capital" of NJ for 2019

With regard to more recent events, there was one homicide in Maplewood in 2018.  All homicides are terrible.  But one homicide hardly means the township is going downhill.  If we want to use the questionable methods of the story's author we can say that year over year, homicides in Maplewood decreased by 75% -- wow, it's like a miracle!



ml1
DaveSchmidt said:
Wondered that myself. According to a Google image search, it’s South Lyon, Michigan.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Lyon,_Michigan

 looks like a cute town.


DaveSchmidt
ml1 said:

looks like a cute town.

 Wait’ll you see North Lyon.


LOST

Newark is the second highest "Murder Capital" but the 4th best places to live for singles:

https://www.homesnacks.net/best-cities-for-singles-in-new-jersey-1211063/



These people are ******* morons!!!!


Robert_Casotto

surprised Irvington only had 13 murders.

Way to go, Irvington.


unicorn33

Ridiculous. Period.


Jasmo

Great idea, I'll definitely now vote Republican.  If enough people do, Maplewood could build a wall, and get Irvington and Newark to pay for it, following Our Leader's example.  Or better yet, give the guy below free room and board in Maplewood:

New Yorker grabbed samurai sword to defend against ‘alien invasion’

By Georgett Roberts

December 28, 2018 | 11:15am | .  From NY Post

Spencer Pesce was ready to defend his family as the New York City sky illuminated.
Spencer Pesce was ready to defend his family as the New York City sky illuminated.

Rare phenomenon caused the shocking blue glow over NYC’s skies

Rare phenomenon caused the shocking blue glow over NYC’s skies



The electrical explosion that sent a blue flash streaking across the nighttime sky left one Queens resident so terrified, he grabbed a samurai sword, thinking “hostile” aliens were about to invade.

“I ran into my parents’ room and shouted, ‘Get up, it’s happening!’” said Spencer Pesce, who lives close to Con Edison’s Astoria substation at 20th Avenue and 32nd Street. “I swear to God, I thought it was aliens. It also looked like a nuke attack.”

Pesce was on the couch catching up on Netflix around 9 p.m. Thursday when a piece of equipment 20 feet in the air malfunctioned, sending 138,000 volts of electricity coursing to the ground and creating a reaction known as an electrical arc flash.

“I looked outside and it was as bright as day. It was flashing blue,” Pesce said. “And there was like a humming, like a giant machine starting up, you know, like a giant alien spaceship starting up like what you see in the movies.”

Pesce, 26, first stashed a weapon within easy reach and ventured outside, where other residents were gathered to take in the awesome sight. 


“I grabbed a samurai sword and left it by my door, put my boots on and went outside. If it was aliens, I was going to defend my family,” he said. “I don’t know what the aliens want.”

After two minutes, the light went out and word spread that the strange occurrence originated at the Con Ed location. Everyone retreated inside their homes.

“It was pretty scary,” he said. “I was prepared with my samurai sword just in case the aliens were hostile.”




dave

The New Yorker stealth ad.


gonets

I can’t wait to tell colleagues about this story. I’m going to get serious street cred at the office. Maybe I’ll get a teardrop tattoo and start alluding to the things I’ve seen while fixing a thousand yard stare on a random spot in front of me. 


Jaytee
gonets said:
I can’t wait to tell colleagues about this story. I’m going to get serious street cred at the office. Maybe I’ll get a teardrop tattoo and start alluding to the things I’ve seen while fixing a thousand yard stare on a random spot in front of me. 

 Or you could just go get a cup of coffee at Starbucks....and leave your communication devices at home....


bub

Another angle on the stupidity of using such small samples to make big projections.  We just saw the horrible murder of a family of four by a relative in Colts Neck, a prosperous town of about 10,000.  That event alone will put it at or near the per capita murder list for 2018.  It's particularly incomprehensible, per the OP's logic, because the town has a Republican mayor!  The Republican law and order force field somehow failed to prevent this atrocity.  Does the OP think the Colts Neck murder capitol is a dangerous place to live?


DaveSchmidt

My favorite photo of Colts Neck.


nan

When I was planning to move here in 1996, my boss told me it was so dangerous I would need to get a gun to defend myself and suggested I move to Teaneck instead. Glad I ignored that. 


ml1

should we point out the likely racism of the OP's mention of "diversity" in relation to this list? What is the relevance of "diversity" in this discussion?


truth

Two Police Officers have complained to me over the last three years that they are fairly certain that Irvington Police move bodies over the border into Newark if they are within 2 or 3 blocks of the border. Way to go, Irvington?  To be fair, Irvington Police Officers say the same thing about the Newark Police.


tourn

Murders per capita would probably make more sense, if that was not used in the ranking. 


max_weisenfeld
ml1 said:
should we point out the likely racism of the OP's mention of "diversity" in relation to this list? What is the relevance of "diversity" in this discussion?

 I think the use of the word "likely" in this post is generous.

Not that the blatent racism of a portion of the Republican base is a secret, but it does help to remind us of what the party stands for to see ot expressed so openly.


ml1
tourn said:
Murders per capita would probably make more sense, if that was not used in the ranking. 

I don't think it makes sense as a statistic, given how extraordinarily rare it is for any one person to murder someone.


ml1
max_weisenfeld said:


 I think the use of the word "likely" in this post is generous.

I try to give the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the person doesn't know the definition of the word "diversity."



DaveSchmidt
ml1 said:


tourn said:
Murders per capita would probably make more sense, if that was not used in the ranking. 
I don't think it makes sense as a statistic, given how extraordinarily rare it is for any one person to murder someone.

The crack crew at RoadSnacks refined the figures to account for not only “the murders per person” but also “the raw numbers of murders.” It then “averaged” the “two scores.”

The math is unassailable.


LOST

Murders are more likely to occur between friends, families and acquaintances rather than strangers.

So a crime statistic based on murders is not an accurate measure of the safety of a Town.


yahooyahoo

First, the writer Chris Kolmar needs an editor.  The article is beyond poorly written.

Here are the official murder statistics from the NJ State Police Uniform Crime Report:

Year            # of murders

2018                 1

2017                 4

2016                 0

2015                 0

2014                 0

2013                 0

2012                 2

2011                 0

2010                 2

2009                 0

2008                 0

2007                 1

2006                 0

2005                 0

2004                 0

2003                 1

2002                 0

2001                 0

2000                 1

1999                 0

1998                 0

1997                 0

1996                 0

1995                 1

1994                 0

1993                 1

1992                 1

1991                 0

1990                 0

1989                 0

The analysis in the OP's article is extremely flawed and unscientific.  The writer somehow combined absolute # of murders with murder rate.  Maplewood ranked outside of the top 10 in 2017 for both statistics but somehow ended up in the top ten.

It's easy to manipulate the numbers. For example, I could say that Maplewood's murder rate dropped 75% in 2018!  Or we could point out the fact that 3 of the 4 murders in 2017 were from one incident.  We could also say that Maplewood had zero murders in the four years prior to 2017, the longest such streak since 1989 (tied by 96-99). 

This article is click bait, it's poorly written, and inaccurate.  Buyer beware.


mikescott

hard to figure out who is the bigger moron  -- author of the article or the person who posted it.




ml1
DaveSchmidt said:


ml1 said:

tourn said:
Murders per capita would probably make more sense, if that was not used in the ranking. 
I don't think it makes sense as a statistic, given how extraordinarily rare it is for any one person to murder someone.
The crack crew at RoadSnacks refined the figures to account for not only “the murders per person” but also “the raw numbers of murders.” It then “averaged” the “two scores.”
The math is unassailable.

I'm torn between which is worse, the writing or the methodology.  It's probably a tie.



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