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Gang Wars: The Failure of Enforcement Tactics and the Need for Effective Public Safety Strategies

Youth crime in the United States remains near the lowest levels seen in the past three decades, yet public concern and media coverage of gang activity has skyrocketed since 2000.

Coalition Letter against Feinstein Gang Bill

The National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition comments on the new version of S. 456, the Gang Abatement and Prevention Act of 2007.

2005 Crime Rise in Context

This factsheet includes bindings based on a longer timeline as context for policy choices that may impact crime and public safety.

Ganging Up on Communities: Putting Gang Crime in Context

In an effort to better understand the national public safety impact of gangs, this policy brief examines leading national indicators of crime to put the concern around gangs in the context of those crime trends.

Ganging Up on Crime?

The Bush administration and Congress support huge cuts to programs that serve youth, which is likely to do more to destabilize communities and aggravate crime than promote public safety.

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