National Youth Gang Survey Analysis

Gang-Problem Onset

Respondents provided information regarding the approximate year gangs began to pose a problem in their jurisdictions.

Gang-Problem Onset
  Larger Cities Suburban Counties Smaller Cities Rural Counties
No Data Reported 9.3% 21.1% 19.5% 29.6%
Before 1990s 49.0 17.8 10.2 5.0
1990s 33.1 41.8 37.9 34.0
2000 or After 8.6 19.3 32.4 31.4

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