OJJDP highlights findings from 2009 National Youth Gang Survey

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has published, “Highlights of the 2009 National Youth Gang Survey.”

The fact sheet presents findings from the National Gang Center’s 2009 National Youth Gang Survey. The survey collects data from a large, representative sample of local law enforcement agencies to monitor the size and scope of the gang problems happening in America.

The fact sheet discusses the prevalence of gangs in the U.S., rates of gang activity and gang homicides, and factors that may influence gang violence.

To view the fact sheet click here.

To order print copies online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, click here.

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