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Highlights of the 1996 National Youth Gang Survey (FS 9886) November 1998
2 page(s)
Moore, J. P., Terrett, C. P.
Provides an overview of the findings from the 1996 National Youth Gang Survey. The 1996 survey was designed to be more comprehensive and statistically representative than the previous year's survey. Data collected from police and sheriffs' departments revealed that an estimated 4,824 U.S. cities may be experiencing gang problems and that there may be as many as 31,000 street gangs in the Nation. Survey participants were questioned about demographic characteristics, drug involvement, migration patterns, and criminal activities of gangs in their communities.