Cure Violence

By: Jacob, Kenton and Sam

Heritage of Gangs

" After the early 1820s, however, gangs began to focus on criminal activity; among these criminal gangs was the Forty Thieves, which began in the late 1820s in the Five Points area".

How dangerous are gangs?


There's 1.4 million gangs in the United States Of America. The biggest city with gangs is in Long beach with also the most gang violence. There are close to 600 gangs in Long Beach.

''Five cities – Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland and Oklahoma City – are the U.S. capitals of gang homicide". ''Drive-by shootings, for example, were more likely to occur in gang-related homicides than other types of homicide in Los Angeles and Oklahoma City''. ''Drive-bys accounted for 24 percent of all gang-related homicides in those two cities''.



Where are gangs the most?


"American gangs are responsible for an average of 48% of violent crime in most jurisdictions, and up to 90% in other jurisdictions". "Major urban areas and their suburban surroundings experience the majority of gang activity, particularly gang-related violent crime".

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