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Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey (NCJ 237542) April 2012
Fact Sheet
OJJDP Youth Gang Series
4 page(s)
Arlen Egley, Jr., and James C. Howell
This fact sheet provides an overview of findings from the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey. Since 1996, the National Gang Center has collected data annually from a large, representative sample of local law enforcement agencies to track the size and scope of the nation's gang problem. Among other findings, the 2010 survey showed that gang-related homicides increased more than 10 percent from 2009 in cities with populations of more than 100,000. In addition, highly populated areas accounted for the vast majority of gang-related homicides nationally.
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