"The incidence of gangs in schools nearly doubled from 1989 to 1995, mirroring the growth in youth gangs seen over the past two decades. With the strong correlation between the presence in schools of gangs and guns--and gangs and drugs--this increase is particularly disturbing. Drawing on a report published by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in 1998 and other literature, Youth Gangs in Schools analyzes findings from the School Crime Supplements (SCS) to the National Crime Victim Survey, describes characteristics of gangs in schools, and discusses contributory factors to gang prevalence in schools. The impact of gang presence in schools on victimization is also reviewed."
National Criminal Justice Reference Service: http://www.ncjrs.gov/
Juvenile Justice Bulletin (August 2000)