Youth Gang Homicides: Prevalence, Trends, and Correlates

G. David Curry, University of Missouri - St. Louis
H. Arlen Egley, Jr., National Youth Gang Center
Buddy Howell, National Youth Gang Center

This paper examines gang-related homicides in large U.S. cities (i.e., over 100,000 population) by integrating 1999-2001 data from the (1) National Youth Gang Survey of law enforcement agencies, (2) Uniform Crime Reports, and (3) U.S. Census Bureau. Research topics include the prevalence and distribution of gang-related homicides, changes over the three-year period and emerging trends, and city-level correlates, including demographic information and measures of varying dimensions of the gang problem.

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