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National Youth Gang Survey Trends From 1996 to 2000 (FS 200203) February 2002
2 page(s)
Egley, A., Jr.
Highlights findings from the five National Youth Gang Surveys conducted annually since 1996 by the National Youth Gang Center (NYGC). Survey respondents, made up of a nationally representative sample of more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies, were asked to report information on gang activity in their jurisdictions. Topics covered by this Fact Sheet include patterns of gang activity, numbers of gangs and gang members, gang-related homicides, and demographics of gangs and gang members. Among the survey's major findings is the fact that the proportion of respondents who reported youth gangs in their jurisdictions decreased over the survey years, from 53 percent in 1996 to 40 percent in 2000.