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NCJ Number: 236654 Find in a Library
Title: Gangs in North Carolina: An Analysis of GangNET Data
Author(s): Richard A. Hayes
Date Published: March 2011
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: North Carolina Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety
Raleigh, NC 27609
Sale Source: North Carolina Dept of Crime Control and Public Safety
Governor's Crime Cmssn
1201 Front Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27609
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety presents an assessment of gang activity in the State.
Abstract: Highlights from this report regarding the status of gangs and gang membership in North Carolina as of January 1, 2011 include: there were 12,845 individuals identified as gang member, with an additional 3,500 inmates in Department of Corrections facilities that met the security threat group validation for being affiliated with a gang; 93 percent of gang members in the State were male and 7 percent were female; 3 percent of gang members in the western portion of the State were Asian, with a large portion being centered around Charlotte; 29 percent of the gang members in the western portion of the State were Hispanic, yet they accounted for only 16 percent of gang members in the eastern portion of the State; and Black gang members accounted for 75 percent of the membership in the eastern portion of the State and 57 percent of the membership in the western portion of the State. This report from the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety presents an assessment of gang activity in the State as of January 1, 2011. Data for this report were obtained from the North Carolina GangNET databases. The databases include information from 231 law enforcement agencies providing information on gang members operating in the State’s 57 counties. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Asian gangs; Gang member attitudes; Gang Prevention; Gang violence; Hispanic gangs; Juvenile gang behavior patterns; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Motorcycle gangs; North Carolina
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