U.S. Department of Justice

Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey

Publication year: 2012 | Cataloged on: Jun. 18, 2012
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: Those individuals concerned about juvenile gangs in the United States should read this review. Sections of this summary are: key points; survey findings for gang-related offenses, gang-member migration, and external gang influences; and conclusion. “The prevalence rate of gang activity remained relatively stable from 2005 to 2010, in contrast to the drop in overall crime over the past decade. In 2010, gang activity and serious gang crime remained highly concentrated in the most populated jurisdictions. Nationally, gang-related homicides increased more than 10 percent from 2009 to 2010 in very large cities” (p. 4).
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