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Highlights of the 1998 National Youth Gang Survey (FS 99123) December 1999
2 page(s)
Moore, J. P., Cook, I. L.
Summarizes the key findings of the 1998 National Youth Gang Survey. The Fact Sheet quantifies the declines in the number of jurisdictions reporting gang activity, the number of gangs, and the number of gang members, by area type. The Fact Sheet also highlights respondents' perception of the gang problem; the proportion of gang members involved in specific serious and violent crimes, including firearm offenses; and the distribution of gang members by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. New data collected by the 1998 survey consider both the effect of adult gang-involved prison inmates returning to their communities and the increasing use of collaborative efforts to combat gangs.