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:
- How many gangs are there in the United States?
- Which gangs are considered the most disturbing by the FBI? How did they come to that conclusion?
- 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?
- Which anti-gang initiatives spearheaded by the FBI do you find most effective? Please explain.