National Youth Gang Survey Analysis

Gang-Related Offenses

Gang-Related Crime

Respondents provided information regarding gang-related crimes in their jurisdictions. The figure presents the percentage of agencies reporting an increase from 2011 to 2012.

Gang-Related Crime, 2011 to 2012 bar chart

Gang-Related Crime, 2011 to 2012
Percent Reporting an Increase
Violent Crimes 48.9%
Property Crimes 42.9%
Drug Sales 39.9%

Analysis for this section pertains only to law enforcement agencies reporting gang problems. Please see the Prevalence of Gang Problems section.

Respondents indicated the factor(s) that significantly influenced gang-related violence in their jurisdictions.

Factors Influencing Local Gang Violence bar chart

Factors Influencing Local Gang Violence
2006 2009 2011 2012
Gang Member Migration (from outside U.S.) 21.7 22.3 16.4 14.3
Gang Member Migration (within U.S.) 45.4 41.7 32.9 30.7
Intragang Conflict 22.9 31.7 34.8 36.7
Emergence of New Gangs 43.3 36.0 35.0 34.2
Return From Confinement 42.1 49.9 52.6 55.2
Intergang Conflict 60.5 60.7 64.5 61.8
Drug-Related Factors 73.5 73.2 83.0 81.0

Analysis for this section pertains only to law enforcement agencies reporting gang problems. Please see the Prevalence of Gang Problems section.

Regularly Record Any Criminal Offense as “Gang-Related”

Respondents indicated whether their agencies have instituted procedures for regularly recording criminal offenses as “gang-related.”

Recording Criminal Offenses as “Gang-Related,” bar chart

Recording Criminal Offenses as “Gang-Related”
Agencies With Reporting Procedure
Aggravated Assault 34.6%
Firearms Use 34.1%
Drug Sales 30.4%
Robbery 30.8%
Burglary/​Breaking and Entering 22.8%
Motor Vehicle Theft 21.5%
Larceny/​Theft 21.0%

Analysis for this section pertains only to law enforcement agencies reporting gang problems. Please see the Prevalence of Gang Problems section.

Suggested citation: National Gang Center. National Youth Gang Survey Analysis. Retrieved [date] from http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Survey-Analysis.