U.S. Department of Justice, Office Of Justice Programs, Innovation - Partnerships - Safer Neighborhoods
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Working for Youth Justice and Safety
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book logo jump over products navigation bar
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book logoAbout SSBFrequently Asked QuestionsPublicationsData Analysis ToolsNational Data SetsOther ResourcesAsk a Question

Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juveniles as Victims
Juveniles as Offenders
Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process
Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juveniles in Court
Juveniles on Probation
Juveniles in Corrections
Juvenile Reentry & Aftercare
Statistical Briefing Book Home

OJJDP logo


National Youth Gang Survey, 1995 (NCJ 164728) August 1997
53 page(s)
Surveys were mailed to 4,120 local police and sheriff departments across the United States to determine whether youth gangs in their jurisdictions were active in 1995, whether youth gangs had been active prior to 1995, the number of youth gangs and youth gang members in 1995, the involvement of youth gang members in homicides, responses in place to deal with youth gangs, and whether jurisdictions felt they could assess the current youth gang situation.