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Old 03-02-2010, 04:20 AM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Illinois is the worst for gangs per capita

California,Nevada,New Mexico and Colorado are the next states with the most gangs members per capita.

Illinois is all alone in the Midwest then it all focuses on the West
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Illinois is the worst for gangs per capita

California,Nevada,New Mexico and Colorado are the next states with the most gangs members per capita.

Illinois is all alone in the Midwest then it all focuses on the West
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Colorado? That is surprising to me. What kind of gangs do they have out there?
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: the future
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colorado has mexican gangs so does Utah
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:58 PM
 
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this thread hasnt worked for me
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Gotta think Miami with all the Caribbean and SA drug smuggling.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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Chicago is worse than Los Angeles:


although Los Angeles is considered the Gang capital of America, with an estimated 120,000 gang members, Chicago (which has approximately 1 million less people than Los Angeles) actually has a higher rate of gang membership per capita than Los Angeles, with an estimated 100,000 gang members. Also, the state of Illinois has a higher rate of gang membership (8-11 gang members per 1,000 population) than California (5-7 gang members per 1,000 population).

[url=http://www.justice.gov/ndic/pubs32/32146/appa.htm#Map1]Appendix A. Maps - National Gang Threat Assessment 2009[/url]

Chicago also has a higher murder and crime rate than Los Angeles:
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:40 AM
 
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I read recently that Chicago is the worst overall American city for youth violence. Not sure if that's totally the same as GANG violence. But the south and west sides can seem like the wild west on some days. It really taints the often praised summertimes in Chicago.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:42 AM
 
Location: southern california
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people glamorize evil. when the comunities that support evil cease to do so, it will get better. i have a dream.
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Old 04-25-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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I read recently that Chicago is the worst overall American city for youth violence. Not sure if that's totally the same as GANG violence. But the south and west sides can seem like the wild west on some days. It really taints the often praised summertimes in Chicago.
yeah i saw that too, and that is likely a direct result of gangs. pretty surprising chicago beat out all other cities in that category. heres the article:

The 5 Worst Cities for Urban Youth - ABC News
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Old 04-25-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Sorry to disappoint but a lot of this can be easily referenced care of the FBI.

Worst cities are Chicago, greater Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, Denver

Worst states by density is Illinois and then Colorado, New Mexico, California, and Arizona. After those come Florida and Idaho.

The worst ratio of Gang Members to Law Enforcement Officers is in Illinois, New Mexico, and California

http://www.fbi.gov/publications/ngta2009.pdf (broken link)

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