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Highlights of the 1999 National Youth Gang Survey (FS 200020) November 2000
2 page(s)
Egley, A., Jr.
Summarizes findings of the 1999 National Youth Gang Survey, which is the fifth annual gang survey conducted since 1995 by the National Youth Gang Center. This Fact Sheet summarizes data on the percentage of jurisdictions reporting active youth gangs in 1999; the reported numbers of youth gangs and gang members; the age, race/ethnicity, and social class of gang members; the proportions of gang members who were involved in specific types of crimes and who were migrants from other jurisdictions; and the percentage of youth gangs that were considered drug gangs. It also summarizes survey responses on the effectiveness of various programs and on whether the gang problem is getting better, getting worse, or staying the same. The Fact Sheet compares data from the 1999 survey with data from previous surveys to indicate gang-related trends.