Gangs Grow in SUBURBAN Schools – A Parent’s Guide to Protecting their Children

Gangs in Suburban Schools SERAPH
Gangs in Suburban Schools SERAPH

The US Department of Justice has released a report that states the growth of criminal gangs is increasing in all socioeconomic areas of the country. The National Youth Gang Survey Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention(OJJDP)

 

Key Points

  • There were an estimated 28,100 gangs and 731,000 gang members throughout 3,500 jurisdictions nationwide.
  • The prevalence rate of gang activity increased to 34.5 percent from 32.4 percent in 2008.
  • Larger cities and suburban counties accounted for more than 96 percent of all gang homicides.

 

Parents’ Guide to Gangs

This guide from the National Gang Center is designed to provide parents with answers to common questions about gangs to enable them to recognize and prevent gang involvement.

Permission is granted by the National Gang Center to make adaptations to the Parents’ Guide to Gangs. The National Gang Center requests that the following language be included when adapting the brochure for local needs: “Adapted from Parents’ Guide to Gangs, National Gang Center.” READ HERE

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