Into The Abyss:
A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs

by Mike Carlie, Ph.D.        
Michael K. Carlie
Continually updated.

~ Table of Contents ~
Home | Foreword | Preface | Orientation

What I Learned | Conclusions
End Note |
| Appendix
Site Map / Contents
| New Research

Up-To-Date Gang-Related News

Part 3:
The Demographic Characteristics of Gangs

A word of caution: Accurate data on gangs is difficult to assemble. For this reason, you may find contradictions in the data presented here. Data on gangs in individual communities may be more reliable than national data and is certainly more useful when attempting to reduce gang activity and youth violence.

Topic 1: The number of gangs and gang members
2: The age and social class composition of gangs
Topic 3: The gender composition of gangs
Topic 4: The racial and ethnic composition of gangs


Additional Resources: Highlights of the 2006 national Youth Gang Survey

2002 Michael K. Carlie
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