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1998 National Youth Gang Survey

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1998 National Youth Gang Survey

Summary


National Youth Gang Center

NCJ 183109


John J. Wilson, Acting Administrator
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

November 2000


U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531

Janet Reno
Attorney General

Daniel Marcus
Acting Associate Attorney General

Mary Lou Leary
Acting Assistant Attorney General

John J. Wilson
Acting Administrator
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This document was prepared under Cooperative Agreement number 95–JD–MU–K001 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), U.S. Department of Justice.

Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice.

Responses to the 1998 National Youth Gang Survey were submitted voluntarily by law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Readers are cautioned against basing judgments on the nature or extent of the gang problem in a particular locality solely on the data presented here. Because of differing methodology, definitions, and sampling techniques, caution is also urged in making direct comparisons between these data and data obtained in other surveys.

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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, and the Office for Victims of Crime.

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