Gang Violence<br />All About Gang ViolenceAnd What To Do About It!<br />
Gangs In America <br />Is America's gang problem getting worse? The Justice Department says there are now 30,000 gangs with more than 800,000 members. It concedes that every town of 250,000 people now has a gang problem, but it thinks the tide has turned: the number of rural counties and small cities reporting gang activity dropped considerably between 1996 and 2002. <br />Copyright 2005 The Economist Newspaper Ltd. All rights reserved<br />
Violenceanddrugs<br />Gangs account for a large share of violent and drug-related crime in America, ranging from kidnapping to extortion, robbery and killing for hire. The NYGC estimates that one-third of gangs are involved in drug-dealing. "Gangs are the new organized crime," says Patrick Camden, a Chicago police spokesman. "They're much more violent than the Mafia ever was." At least half the homicides committed in Chicago, he reckons, are gang-related; the city has reduced its murder rate by targeting gangs.<br />Copyright 2005 The Economist Newspaper Ltd. All rights reserved<br />
Fact On Gangs The Citizens Should Know<br /><ul><li>One worry about the new get-tough policy is that it will make gangs more deeply entrenched, with no hope of reform for members once they are sucked into the network.
James Short, an expert on gangs at Washington State University, thinks "excessive incarceration" could feed gangs for years to come.
The number of prison inmates who belong to gangs has risen in recent decades and stands at about 20% today, according to the NMGTF.
For many young men who have spent years behind bars among gang-members, life back on the streets still offers too few alternatives to a life of crime.</li></ul>Copyright 2005 The EconomistNewspaper Ltd. All rights reserved<br />
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT!<br />I plan to show this to my neighborhood and start a neighborhood watch program and try to prevent gangs.<br />Start your own neighborhood watch program to try to stop gang violence in your neighborhood. <br />This sunset resembles no gang violence and peaceful people<br />Established by Marissa & Harrison Mind<br />
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