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Points of view or opinions expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of OJJDP or the U.S. Department of Justice. i The National Youth Gang Survey (NYGS) is conducted annually by the National Youth Gang Center. A nationally representative sample of more than 2,563 law enforcement agencies has been surveyed each year since 1996. For details of the survey and annual statistical reports, go to the NYGS page at the National Youth Gang Center Web site: . com/nygc/. ii As indicated by reported gang problems in at least one survey year and no gang problems in any other year. iii The evidence is stronger in analyses conducted to date on National Youth Gang Survey data for areas with populations under 25,000; however, there is substantial evidence that the gang problems in cities with populations between 25,000 and 50,000 resemble those areas with populations smaller than 25,000 more closely than they resemble cities with populations greater than 50,000 (Egley et al., 2005; Howell et al., 2002). iv Cities with a population of 250,000 or more.
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