1998 National Youth Gang Survey Results and Three-Year Trends

John P. Moore, Institute for Intergovernmental Research

The National Youth Gang Center surveyed a representative national sample of more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies regarding youth gang problems in 1996, 1997, and 1998. The survey sample consists of all police departments serving cities with populations more than 25,000; all suburban-county police and sheriffs' departments; a random sample of police departments serving cities with populations between 2,500 and 25,000; and a random sample of rural-county police and sheriffs' departments. Three-year trends are presented. In addition, highlights of the 1998 survey are presented.

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