Findings From the 2001 National Young Gang Survey

H. Arlen Egley, Jr., National Youth Gang Center
Aline K. Major, National Youth Gang Center

ABSTRACT
The 2001 National Youth Gang Survey is the sixth annual survey of a representative sample of over 3,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States investigating current and important issues regarding youth gang activity. Recurring topics from the survey include: prevalence of gang activity, demographic characteristics of gang members, and degree of gang member involvement in offense types. Findings unique to the 2001 survey will also be presented, including: procedures for recording gang member intelligence information and the use of various programs and strategies in combating youth gang problems.

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Updated 05/20/2006