Respondents provided information regarding the approximate year gangs began to pose a problem in their jurisdictions.
- Larger cities have a much longer, more extensive history of gang problems—nearly half have experienced ongoing gang problems since before the 1990s.
- In each of the remaining three area types, between 20 and 30 percent did not provide information when gangs started to pose a problem in their jurisdictions.
- Suburban counties and smaller cities have a much more varied history of gang problems—approximately 40 percent of both experienced the emergence of gang problems in the 1990s.
- Very few rural counties and smaller cities have long-standing gang problems since before the 1990s.
|Larger Cities||Suburban Counties||Smaller Cities||Rural Counties|
|No Data Reported||9.3%||21.1%||19.5%||29.6%|
|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.
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