Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionThis fact sheet from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention provides an overview of gang-related crimes and activities across the country. Key findings include:
  • Nearly 30 percent of law enforcement agencies reported gang activity in 2012
  • Slightly fewer jurisdictions experienced gang activity in 2012 than 2011
  • Gang activity remained concentrated primarily in urban areas
  • Gang-related homicides increased by more than 20 percent nationally, partly due to increased reporting by agencies
To view the fact sheet, click here.