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ERIC Number: ED553642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey. Juvenile Justice Fact Sheet
Egley, Arlen, Jr.; Howell, James C.; Harris, Meena
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This fact sheet provides an overview of the nation's gang problem and summarizes findings from the 2012 survey. Of the 2,538 survey recipients, 2,199 (87 percent) responded to the survey. In 2012, there were an estimated 30,700 gangs (an increase from 29,900 in 2011) and 850,000 gang members (an increase from 782,500 in 2011) throughout 3,100 jurisdictions with gang problems (down from 3,300 in 2011). The number of reported gang-related homicides increased 20 percent from 1,824 in 2011 to 2,363 in 2012. Estimates of the number of gangs, gang members, and gang-related homicides all increased in 2012 as compared with 2011 and with the previous 5-year average.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531. Tel: 202-307-5911; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Grant or Contract Numbers: 2011–MU–MU–K001