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Six Sites Meet for Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative Conference
On November 8–9, 2006, teams from communities participating in the Department of Justice's Six Site Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative gathered in Dallas, TX, to exchange information and build on local efforts to combat gangs. more

Special Features

First Lady Visits Youth Court
Deputy Assistant Attorney General Daley Addresses "Bringing Our Missing
   Children Home Safely" Conference
Videoconference To Highlight Prevention Strategies and Interventions for
   Juvenile Status Offenders
Department of Justice Grants Support Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws
Nation Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month
International Conference Focuses on Children's Advocacy Centers

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Did You Know?

Nearly half (48 percent) of the estimated number of homicide victims in 2002 were killed by multiple offenders. Between 1980 and 2002, the estimated proportion of murders involving a juvenile offender acting alone gradually declined, from 65 percent in the 1980s, to 59 percent in the 1990s, to 55 percent in the years 2000 to 2002. Between 1994 and 2002, murders by juveniles acting alone fell 68 percent, and murders involving multiple juvenile offenders fell 71 percent.

These statistics are from the "Juvenile Offenders" section of OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book. Read this issue's special feature on the Six Site Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative to learn more about how communities are working together to combat gang violence.

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