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  • Where can I find data on juvenile gang activity in the United States?
    Juvenile gang activity statistics can be found in Highlights of the 2011 National Youth Gang Survey,... Read More
    Last Updated: September 25, 2013

  • How prevalent are juvenile gangs in the United States?
    Information and data showing the prevalence of youth gangs are available in the Office of Juvenile J... Read More
    Last Updated: September 25, 2013

  • How can I obtain the Parents' Guide to Gangs?
    You can view the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)-sponsored resource, <... Read More
    Last Updated: December 31, 2012

  • How can I learn about effective crime prevention programs?
    Created by the Office of Justice Programs and operated by OJP's National Institute of Justice, the C... Read More
    Last Updated: October 4, 2013

  • Is there a resource to help locate information about evidence-based programs in the justice field?
    The National Institute of Justice's CrimeSolutions.gov Web site provides results of rigorous researc... Read More
    Last Updated: October 4, 2013

  • How serious of a problem are security threat groups to correctional facilities?
    The NCJRS Web resource, In the Spotlight: Gangs, has comprehensive information about gangs in genera... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2011

  • How big of a problem are rural gangs?
    Information about rural gangs is available in the publication, Gangs in Small Towns and Rural Counti... Read More
    Last Updated: June 18, 2010

  • Where can I find information on prison gangs?
    Information on prison gangs is available on the Prison Gangs section of the U.S. Department of Justi... Read More
    Last Updated: July 12, 2012

  • Do you have resources on youth gang prevention?
    Resources on youth gang prevention available through NCJRS and its sponsor agencies include: Best Practices to Address Community Gang Problems: OJJDP's Comprehensive Gang Model, an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication A Parent's Quick Reference Card: Recognizing and Preventing Gang Involvement, produced by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Parents' Guide to Gangs, an OJJDP-sponsored publication ... Read More
    Last Updated: June 25, 2013

  • How do I find statistics on your Web site?
    To locate statistical resources on our Web site, you can conduct an advanced search, view the A-Z To... Read More
    Last Updated: September 14, 2010

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