CAMDEN LOSES OUT IN DEATHS BY AUTO
Omaha Takes First Place, With 57 to This City's 54
Washington, June 22,-Camden no longer has the unenviable distinction
of having the highest death rate from automobile accidents of any large
city of the country, the United States Census Bureau announced today.
For the 52 weeks ended June 10, Omaha took the lead with 57 deaths
per 100,000 population against 54 for Camden. A year earlier the
Omaha rate was only 22.2, while that for Camden was 74.2.
The total number of deaths in Camden from motor mishaps fell from
88 to 64, while in Omaha the number jumped from 48 to 124. The downward trend in evidence in Camden is largely in deaths caused
by accidents occurring outside the City limits, as deaths due to
mishaps in the city proper fell only from 44 to 23 and the death rate for
the city proper from 21.2 to 19.4.
In the four weeks ended June 10, the census statisticians observed,
there were only four motor accident fatalities in Camden, with two
attributed to city proper mishaps. The corresponding weeks of last
year showed a total of 12 deaths with three caused by local accidents.