Gangs Blamed for 80 Percent of U.S. Crimes

As many as 1 million gang members are believed responsible for as much as 80 percent of crime in America -- and the gangs are spreading across the country, according to a Justice Department gang threat assessment. Approximately "1 million gang members belonging to more than 20,000 gangs were criminally active within all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of September 2008," the report says. "Criminal gangs commit as much as 80 percent of the crime in many communities, according to law...Full Story
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