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NCJ Number: 236621 Find in a Library
Title: Pima County Gang Threat Assessment 2009
Corporate Author: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: June 2011
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Sale Source: Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
1110 W. Washington Ste 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings from the Arizona Statistical Analysis Center’s 2010 survey of law enforcement officers in the State regarding gangs and gang activity within their jurisdictions, with attention to Pima County.
Abstract: All four Pima County agencies that responded to the survey in 2010 reported an active gang presence within their respective jurisdictions. Three of the agencies that reported the presence of gang activity provided estimates of the number of gang members within their jurisdictions. They estimated that there were 5,212 active gang members across their jurisdictions. One of the four agencies with a gang presence reported that gangs were expanding their membership and scope of activities. Two of the responding agencies reported that gang activity had increased slightly during the previous 6- and 12-month periods. When asked about the last 5 years, two agencies reported that gang activity had increased significantly; another agency reported that gang activity had not changed, and one agency reported that gang activity had decreased slightly. All four agencies listed assault/aggravated assault as the primary crime being committed by gangs. Half of the responding agencies reported that gangs had a high level of involvement in the distribution of crack cocaine, and one agency indicated high involvement of gangs in the distribution of marijuana. One agency reported high involvement in the distribution of heroin; and one agency reported high involvement in the distribution of methamphetamine. The Bloods, Hispanic Surenios (SUR 13), Crips, Mexican Mafia/La Eme, and neighborhood-based drug trafficking groups/crews were the gangs reported as having a high level of activity in Pima County. Two of the four Pima County agencies that responded to the survey reported that they participated in a multiagency task force in 2009. One agency indicated its participation in the Gang Intelligence and Immigration Team Enforcement Mission (GITTEM). 8 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Arizona; County; County police; Drug smuggling; Gang violence; Hispanic gangs; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Threat assessment
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