OJJDP Fact Sheet Highlights Findings From the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey
April 26, 2012
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published "Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey."
This fact sheet presents findings from the National Gang Center’s 2010 National Youth Gang Survey, which collects data from a large, representative sample of local law enforcement agencies to track the size and scope of the national gang problem. The fact sheet discusses the prevalence of gangs in the U.S., rates of gang activity and gang homicides, reasons for gang-member migration, and external gang influences.
"Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey" (NCJ 237542) is available at www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/237542.pdf.
For more information on the National Gang Center please visit www.nationalgangcenter.gov.