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NCJ Number: 209594 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: National Gang Threat Assessment, 2005
Corporate Author: US Dept of the Treasury
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America

US Federal Bureau of Investigation
Office for Victim Assistance
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 74
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
US Dept of the Treasury
Washington, DC 20226
US Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC, 20535
Grant Number: 2003-DD-BX-0311
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides a national and regional picture of the threat posed by gangs to enable Federal, State, and local policymakers and law enforcement agency administrators to understand the dimensions of the national gang problem and assist them in formulating policy and allocating resources.
Abstract: This report, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is the result of a collaborative effort among the members of the National Alliance of Gang Investigators Associations (NAGIA). Data for the report were received from 455 law enforcement agencies across the country, representing gang investigators at the Federal, State, and local levels. The report begins with a description of the methodology used for the research. This is followed by sections on the following: Gangs and Drugs, Gangs and Organized Crime, Gangs and Technology, Gangs and Terrorist Organizations, Prison Gangs, Hispanic Gangs, Female Gangs, Gangs and Indian Country, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, and Community Response to Gangs. The next four sections of the report describe the gang situation in the Northeast Region, Southern Region, Midwestern Region, and Western Region of the country. Each of these sections look at the region’s general trends, gang presence and migration, national gangs, drug trends, and criminal activity. The final section of the report discusses the future of the gang problem in the country. Appendixes include the National Gang Threat Assessment Survey, Regional Divisions of the United States, and a listing of contact information for the NAGIA. Notes
Main Term(s): Threat assessment
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE or ATF); Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Female gangs; Gang involvement in organized crime; Gang violence; Gangs; Hispanic gangs; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Motorcycle gangs; Prison Gangs/Security Threat Groups
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