Gangs In America Today

Review the FBI National Gang Report at the following website https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/national-gang-report-2015.pdf/view. Then visit the FBI’s Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/fbi and the FBI’s “What we Investigate: Gangs” site at https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/gangs. Use the information shared on the FBI website to analyze the following questions:

  1. How many gangs are there in the United States?
  2. Which gangs are considered the most disturbing by the FBI? How did they come to that conclusion?
  3. Looking at the reports from the past year on the the FBI Gang News site (https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/violent-crime/gangs/gang-news), what trends do you see in gang activity? How does it compare with the National Gang Report?
  4. Which anti-gang initiatives spearheaded by the FBI do you find most effective? Please explain.

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