GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Youth In Gangs Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Almost half (46.2%) of gang members in the U.S. are under 18 years old."

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"Approximately 8.6% of American youths have joined a gang at some point in their life."

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"The average age of a youth joining a gang is 13 years old."

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"Hispanic youths are twice as likely to join a gang compared to any other ethnicity."

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"Around 33% of public school students across 11 large US cities reported gangs being present at their school."

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"In 2020, the city of Chicago witnessed a 50 percent increase in gang violence among young people aged between 10 and 25."

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"By the age of 14, approximately 37% of kids will have been solicited to join a gang."

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"California has the highest number of gang members in the U.S., with a significant portion being youth."

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"30 percent of cities in the U.S. saw an increase in gang activity in schools from 1999 to 2001."

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"Youth who join gangs are more likely to drop out of school."

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"Around 15% to 30% of juvenile violent crime is committed by gang members."

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"Gang members are responsible for roughly 26% of homicides nationally."

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"Girls make up to 35% of the total gang population."

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"Nearly 40% of gang members in the U.S. are juveniles."

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"Only 25% of former gang members report having received help while leaving the gang."

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"The presence of gangs can increase the likelihood of youth substance abuse in a neighborhood by up to 30 percent."

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"Gang members are roughly 60 times more likely to experience death by homicide compared to the general population."

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"Approximately 1.4 million youth report being gang members at some point in their lives."

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"Approximately 60% of urban, suburban, and rural areas in the U.S. reported gang problems in 1996-2008."

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