There has been a rapid proliferation of young gangs in the United States since 1980, despite our best intervention and gang prevention efforts (Champion pg. 77 2007). In 2005 there were more than 30,000 gangs 5,200 jurisdictions, with over 1 Million gang members (Champion pg. 77 2007) A majority of Juvenile gangs form in Juvenile prisons, and carry out side the prison when released. These gangs are primarily formed to get protection from there peers and there juvenile prisoners. When there are formed on the streets it is mostly for the same reason. Other reasons could include a form of family among the members and a name for the individual. Mostly on gang dose not associate with another.
Apart from gang-related murders, many youths kill one or more of their family members, such as their mothers or fathers (Champion pg. 78 2007). This type of carelessness and insanity among these youths is a large danger and problem for command society. Some juvenile murders are sexually motivated and occur when victims threaten to tell others. But even something as specific as sexually motivation juvenile murder is poorly misunderstood by the public (Champion pg. 78 2007).
parents from a great deal of misery and would make our streets far safer than they are (Dominguez pg 1 2006).
Juvenile Crime Facts
In Washington and Boston, police say there have been alarming increases in robberies by juveniles. This year, 42% of all robbery suspects in Washington have been juveniles, up from 25% in 2004, police department says (Johnson pg. 1 2006). Minneapolis police estimate that this year, juveniles will account fro 63% of all suspects in violent and property offenses there, up from 45% in 2002 (Johnson pg. 1 2006). In Boston, Juvenile arrests for robbery rose 54% in 2005; weapons arrests involving youths rose 103% (Johnson pg. 1 2006). The rise in crime from murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault has been blamed on the involvement of juvenile...