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Highlights of the 2001 National Youth Gang Survey   [open pdf - 443KB]

"The 2001 National Youth Gang Survey is the seventh annual survey conducted by the National Youth Gang Center (NYGC) since 1995. The 2001 survey used the same nationally representative sample as the surveys conducted since 1996, which consists of the following: A total of 1,216 police departments serving cities with a population of 25,000 or more (larger cities). A total of 661 suburban county police and sheriffs departments (suburban counties). A randomly selected sample (n=398) of police departments serving cities with a population between 2,500 and 25,000 (smaller cities). A randomly selected sample (n=743) of rural county police and sheriff's departments (rural counties). Survey recipients were asked to report information only for youth gangs, defined as 'a group of youths or young adults in your jurisdiction that you or other responsible persons in your agency or community are willing to identify or classify as a gang.'"

Report Number:
OJJDP Fact Sheet, No. 01; FS-200301
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2003-04
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Public Domain
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS): http://www.ncjrs.gov/
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