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Lauren B’Oris Period 1 Mrs. Gregg Youth Gang Violence Youth gang violence is on the rise. It sharply impacts not only the inner city but towns and communities all over the United States. “A survey shows that 66% of large cities, 47% of suburban counties, 27% of small cities, and 18% of rule counties have active youth gangs” (Youth Gangs). Gang membership in small towns and suburban areas include more females, younger members, white, and ethnically and racially mixed members. According to recent statistic there are over 700,000 teenagers involved in gang related activity, and more that 24,000 different youth gangs (Valentine). Most teens join gangs voluntarily and are seeking a group to belong to for prestige, protection, or money. After a teenager joins a gang their social actives with friends, family, and school are often dropped. Members of gangs fall behind in their school work, and after a while they stop trying. Less than 1% of gang members are literate. Trends show that youth gang violence
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 2301 taught by Professor Ginn during the Spring '11 term at Texas A&M.

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