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Highlights of the 2002 National Youth Gang Survey (FS 200401) April 2004
2 page(s)
Egley, A., Jr., Major, A.K.
Reports findings from the 2002 National Youth Gang Survey, the eighth annual survey conducted by the National Youth Gang Center. The survey used a newly selected sample of law enforcement agencies based on updated data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Data from larger cities, suburban counties, smaller cities, and rural counties are provided to accurately reflect youth gang activity in the United States. All cities with a population of 250,000 or more reported gang activity in 2002, as did 38 percent of responding suburban counties, 27 percent of responding smaller cities, and 12 percent of responding rural counties. Based on survey results, it is estimated that nearly 3,000 jurisdictions across the United States experienced gang activity in 2002.