ERIC Number: ED483334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Highlights of the 2002 National Youth Gang Survey. OJDP Fact Sheet No. 1.
Egley, Arlen; Major, Aline K.
US Department of Justice
Based on survey results, it is estimated that, in 2002, youth gangs were active in more than 2,300 cities with a population of 2,500 or more and in more than 550 jurisdictions served by county law enforcement agencies. These results are comparable to those from recent NYGC surveys and provide preliminary evidence that the overall number of jurisdictions experiencing gang problems in a given year may be stabilizing.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.