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2011-04-13 19:47:43

Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings.

2010-06-10 07:00:00

Gang Membership Up More than 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002 Will Struggling Economy Threaten Nation's Youth this Summer? Teens Converge on Nation's Capitol Next Month to Voice Concerns SEATTLE, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As gang numbers rise and more young people die in gang-related shootings, most Americans agree that youth violence is increasing because of the recession.

2009-07-31 00:55:29

The conventional wisdom that gangs are at the root of gun crime in Britain is overstated and gangs are not involved in most illegal shootings, researchers said. Working on separate research projects, researchers Simon Hallsworth and Dr.

2009-06-03 14:12:59

Children who join gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed, according to federally funded research led by a Michigan State University criminologist.

2009-01-29 15:26:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hosted by investigative journalist Ross Kemp, GANG NATION explores the mysterious and brutal existence of some of the world's most notorious gangs.

2008-11-26 08:42:22

The parents of a student at a Kennesaw, Ga., high school said their son was suspended after teachers claimed he doodled a gang symbol on an assignment. Devon Chalmers said his son, North Cobb High School sophomore Brandon Field, was suspended for three days last week after he turned in an assignment covered in doodled shapes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday. Chalmers said administrators identified one of the shapes, a six-pointed star with a vertical line at the bottom, as...

2008-10-21 18:00:06

Southern California authorities say they have arrested more than 60 members of the Mongols motorcycle gang and are seeking to take over the group's name.

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2008-06-19 13:15:00

A Michigan State University researcher has created an automatic image retrieval system, whereby law enforcement agencies will be able to match scars, marks and tattoos to identify suspects and victims.

2006-12-17 12:00:35

By Anne Dudley Ellis, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Dec. 17--Stash that red shirt at the back of the closet if you go to Fresno High School.


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