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  1. Gangs

  2. Gangs Two major ways gangs are hurting America. Their corrupting our youth and promoting violence .

  3. Gangs • 24,500 gangs in the U.S

  4. Gangs • 750,000 gang members in 2000 and 2007

  5. Gangs • One Million gang members in 2009

  6. Gangs • 90,000 boys are in some kind of detention facility, work camp, residential placement or correctional facility. 9 out of 10 boys in detention have some level of gang affiliation

  7. Gangs • 86% of those cities with at least 100,000 people report gang activity.

  8. Gangs • There are approximately 360,000 teenage boys and 32,000 teenage girls in gangs

  9. Gangs • There are somewhere around 560,000 adult males and 48,000 adult females in gangs

  10. Gangs • 15% of juveniles in prison are female and 85% are male

  11. WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT LEAD TO GANG INVOLVEMENT • School Failure and Truancy • No involvement in positive activities outside of school • Friends and peers who are delinquent • Early involvement in petty theft and behavioral disorders in grade school • Low Income

  12. Gangs • There are around 32,000 teenage female gang members

  13. Gangs • 70% of teenagers in jail report having been sexually abused or victimized as children.

  14. Some Risk For Teenage Girls In Gangs • School failure and learning disabilities: One out of three girls in gangs have been in special education • Lack of involvement in positive activities in or out of school • Sexual abuse and victimization • Family dysfunction • Low Income • Early drug use and sexual activity • Emotional disorders • Exposure to violence

  15. Gangs • Black/African-American Gang members: Are made up of 31% or about 310,000

  16. Gangs • Hispanic Gang members: 47% or about 470,000

  17. Gangs • Gangs are the cause of 80% of violence and crime.

  18. Gangs • The reason most teen gang members commit violence is because they most likely see it at home , in the movies, in video games, or on the street, and by there older gang members.

  19. Gangs • Teens get told by there older friends that if they join a gang there have a family to protect them. That’s how most teenagers join a gang.

  20. Gangs • One-fourth of gang members are aged 15-17 

  21. Gangs • A gang member is 60 times more likely to experience death by homicide than the general population 

  22. Warning signs • Sudden changes in clothing worn by your teen, especially if it involves wearing the same color schemes all the time.  • Changes in who your teen's friends are.  • Loss of interest in family activities  • Having money, with no job • Having trouble with the police and other authority figures 

  23. Sources Burke, Jim. "Teenager,clothes,and gang violence." n. page. Print. Minugh, Kim. "Man stabbed in gang-related fight at Downtown Plaza." n. page. Print. • . Sanders, Bill. "Putting in Work: Qualitative Research on Substance." n. page. Web. 20 Apr. 2012 Valdez, avelardo. "The Drugs-Violence Nexus Among." 14. Web. 20 Apr. 2012. Grekul, Jana. "‘I thought people would be mean and shout.’ Introducing the Hobbema." 14.1 (2011): 18. Print. PARKER, Robert. "Availability, gang violence,." 24. Print.