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    Outline the article of the National Gang Center Bulletin for November of 2010. Give an overview that includes facts, statistics and recommendations for combating gang activity.

    Source:
    The National Gang Center Bulletin for November of 2010 (5)
    By: Michelle Arciaga, Wayne Sakamoto, and Errika Fearbry Jones
    http://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Content/Documents/Bulletin-5.pdf

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    Overview of the Article

    Fact: Gangs are present in many schools in the United States.

    Statistics:
    - 45% of high school students say that there are gangs or students who consider themselves to be part of gangs in their schools
    - 35% of middle school students say that there are gangs or students who consider themselves to be part of gangs in their schools (2010)
    - 46% of students in public schools reported the presence of gangs and gang members at school
    - 2% of students in private schools reported the presence of gangs and gang members at school (2007)
    - In 2007, 23% of students reported the presence of gangs on their school campus or in the surrounding area. This is a 21% increase from 2003.

    Fact: Schools in urban areas appear to be the most affected by the presence of gangs.

    Statistics:
    In 2005,
    - 36% of urban students reported gangs
    - 21% of suburban students reported gangs
    - 16% of rural students reported gangs

    In a survey conducted in approximately 1,300 schools nationwide:
    -7.6% of male respondents and 3.8% of female respondents at the secondary level reported that they belonged in a gang ...

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