This report from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission presents the 2009 gang threat assessment for Graham County, AZ.
Major findings from this report regarding the level of gang activity in Graham County, AZ in 2009 include: of the three agencies responding to the survey, one reported gang activity within their jurisdiction, and that the gangs were expanding membership and the scope of their activities; the primary crimes committed by gangs were assault/aggravated assault, drug offenses, and theft; the agency reporting gang activity indicated that the gangs in that jurisdiction had a high level of involvement in the distribution of illegal drugs; the Bloods had a high level of involvement in the county, with the Crips, Hispanic Surenos, and the Mexican Mafia having moderate levels of involvement; and gang crime/intelligence data analyses, GIITEM (Gang Intelligence and Immigration Team Enforcement Mission), and joint efforts with other agencies were identified as the most effective gang intervention strategies in the county. This report from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission presents the 2009 gang threat assessment for Graham County, AZ. Law enforcement agencies in the county were surveyed in the spring of 2010 to determine the level of gang activity in their county. The survey is modeled after the National Gang Threat Assessment and contains questions for law enforcement agencies dealing with the presence of gangs within their jurisdictions, the level of gang activity, the involvement of gang members in crime and illegal drug distribution, the extent of cross-gang coordination, and law enforcement strategies targeting gang members. Tables and figures
Arizona Criminal Justice Cmssn, Statistical Analysis Ctr
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