|The National Youth Gang Survey, conducted by the National Youth Gang Center, surveyed a representative national sample of more than 3,000 law enforcement agencies regarding youth gang problems in 1996. Data were gathered from respondents to this survey on two measures of youth gang drug trafficking: gang member involvement in drug sales and youth gang control of drug distribution. Survey responses on the age, gender, and race/ethnicity of youth gang members in responding jurisdictions were correlated with the drug trafficking measures. The context of drug trafficking was also examined, including population size, geographical region, and the year of gang problem onset. In addition, the interrelationship of youth gang drug trafficking and involvement in other crimes was examined.
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