Bureau of Justice Statistics: Crimes Involving Gang Members

March 2011: The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) obtains yearly data from a national sample of households within the United States.  The survey measures the violent crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault as well as personal theft and the property crimes of household burglary, motor vehicle theft and property theft. The survey includes crimes reported to the police as well as those that were not reported.  Victims who experienced a violent crime are asked whether or not the offender(s) were gang members.  Many victims do not know if the offender(s) belonged to gangs.

These findings present yearly information on victims who could determine that the offender(s) were in gangs, those victims who knew that the offender(s) were not in gangs and those who did not know about offender(s) gang membership. 


Get the full story: Bureau of Justice Statistics Post: “Violence by Gang Member 1993-2003” (click here)


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ValleyTaskForce.com is a collaborative effort between the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), a FBI Safe Streets & Gang Unit Initiative; the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force (LETF), a HIDTA initiative; the FBI Crimes Against Children (CAC); and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team (CRT), a multi-jurisdiction SWAT team. The group's overall goal is to disrupt and dismantle criminal street gangs, degrade drug trafficking organizations, and remove dangerous predators from our community through intelligence-driven investigations and new initiatives and partnerships.

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