Episode 01 | National Gang Statistics
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January 15, 2016 | Host: Rusty Keeble
National Gang Statistics
Due to inconclusive reporting and lack of confidence in estimates collected from the 2013 National Gang Survey, the National Gang Report did not contain numbers or estimates of gang members in the United States. It was also not called a National Gang Threat Assessment but was called the National Gang Report.
The 2013 National Gang Report (NGR) represented an overview of current gang activities and trends in the United States. However, participation is voluntary and just six hundred thirty one state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement agencies participated.
Results indicate that participants in 2013 dropped by 25 percent from the total participants of the 2010 National Drug Threat Survey (NDTS). One reason for the decrease in participation stems from the fact that mechanisms for previous data collections were defunded.
So due to this lack of numbers, we are going to focus on the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment where the report utilized 2,963 agencies out of 3,465 that were queried to form the assessments and opinions on emerging trends. This 85% response is a very good percentage. In the past, the numbers were more like 40%.
Here are some of those numbers:
Additionally, the National Retail Federation's 2013 National Organized Crime Retail Report showed:
Today's Gangs are involved in White Collar Crime
Today's criminal street gangs are more organized and integrated in technology than ever before. No longer are the solely dependent on neighborhood drug sales but now the most organized and well disciplined and structured are also involved in white collar crime where they can maximize their revenue while minimizing their risk for getting caught. Sure, they are still dealing at the local level but do not be fooled into thinking that your "neighborhood click" is nothing more than that.
Below is a list of the most common white collar crimes that can be linked to street gangs:
What Street Gangs are involved in White Collar Crime
Below is a list of the most well known gangs involved in today's white collar crimes:
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