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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242884  Add to Shoppping Cart  
  Title: Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey
  Document URL: PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Arlen Egley Jr. ; James C Howell
  Corporate Author: National Gang Ctr (NGC)
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2013
  Page Count: 4
  Series: OJJDP Youth Gang Series
  Annotation: This fact sheet presents findings from the National Gang Center's National Youth Gang Survey.
  Abstract: Results indicate that in 2011, nearly one-third of all responding law enforcement agencies reported gang activity; slightly fewer jurisdictions experienced gang activity than in 2010; there were an estimated 29,900 gangs and 782,500 gang members throughout 3,300 jurisdictions with gang problems; gang activity was concentrated primarily in urban areas, especially larger cities; and gang-related homicides declined overall nationally but fell only slightly in metropolitan areas. Data were collected from a large, representative sample of local law enforcement agencies to track the size and scope of the national gang problem. Also discussed are trends in gang activity, factors influencing local gang violence, and anti-gang measures. Figures and endnotes
  Main Term(s): Gangs ; Juvenile gang behavior patterns
  Index Term(s): Police juvenile relations ; Cross cultural comparisons ; Juvenile delinquent demographic data ; Demographic analysis of crime
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2011–MU–MU–K001
  Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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