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National Youth Gang Survey, 1997: Summary (NCJ 178891) December 1999
Summary
82 page(s)
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Presents findings of the 1997 National Youth Gang Survey, the largest and most comprehensive gang survey to date. After describing the survey’s methodology, the Summary discusses the prevalence of youth gangs, the number of jurisdictions with active youth gangs, the number of youth gangs and gang members, youth gangs and crime, youth gangs and drugs, youth gang migration, law enforcement responses, and perceptions of the gang problem. The Summary includes 31 tables, 18 figures, and 13 appendixes.
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