Gang-Related Violence Persists, Despite Large Declines in Overall Crime Rate

November 2011
Criminal Justice Research Review;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p23
The article discusses the findings from the 2009 National Youth Gang Survey (NGS). The survey examines the prevalence of gang-related violence in the U.S. It reveals that 34.5 percent of the jurisdictions reported gang problems in the 2009 survey. It also shows that the prevalence of gang activity and the seriousness of gang activities have remained fairly constant in the nation's largest cities.


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