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Gangs

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Prevalence

Publications & Multimedia

Indicators of School Crime and Safety
Bureau of Justice Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics, Annual Report

2015 National Gang Report
National Gang Intelligence Center, February 2017

Gangs and Sex Trafficking in San Diego
National Institute of Justice, September 2016

Nature and Extent of Gang Involvement in Sex Trafficking in San Diego County
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2016

Live Fast, Die Young: Anticipated Early Death and Adolescent Violence and Gang Involvement
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2016

Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2014

Related Resources

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS): Gangs
The BJS Gangs page provides access to information and data on gang activity and gang-related victimization.

National Gang Center
Jointly funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Gang Center disseminates information, knowledge, and outcome‐driven practices that engage and empower those in local communities with chronic and emerging gang problems. The National Gang Center website captures data on local gangs and youth gang survey results.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC): Gangs (Security Threat Groups)
This section of the NIC site provides access to videos, reports, and other materials that focus on gangs, including gangs in correctional settings.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. The Gangs and Gang Crime section of the NIJ site provides access to information and data on gang activity and prevention efforts.