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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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