Appendix G: Number and Percentage of

Agencies Reporting Gangs in 1996, by
Population Size and Region
Region

Total/
Percentage

Midwest

Northeast

South

West

250,000 or more

97 (95%)

17 (100%)

10 (67%)

38 (100%)

32 (100%)

100,000–249,999

181 (83%)

38 (83%)

20 (67%)

65 (79%)

58 (98%)

50,000–99,999

331 (74%)

92 (82%)

41 (49%)

102 (68%)

96 (94%)

25,000–49,999

459 (59%)

151 (72%)

63 (34%)

145 (58%)

100 (75%)

10,000–24,999

169 (39%)

56 (44%)

6 (15%)

79 (35%)

28 (65%)

1–9,999

148 (24%)

56 (23%)

6 (9%)

53 (25%)

33 (36%)

1,385 (53%)

410 (54%)

146 (35%)

482 (50%)

347 (75%)

Population

Total/Percentage

Appendix H: Number and Percentage of
Agencies Reporting Gangs in 1996, by
Area Type and Region
Region

Area Type

Total/
Percentage

Midwest

Northeast

South

Large city

785 (74%)

229 (81%)

119 (47%)

219 (79%)

218 (87%)

Small city

113 (34%)

42 (40%)

12 (12%)

32 (41%)

27 (51%)

Suburban county

329 (57%)

90 (60%)

12 (32%)

159 (50%)

68 (96%)

Rural county

158 (25%)

49 (22%)

3 (10%)

72 (25%)

34 (40%)

1,385 (53%)

410 (54%)

146 (35%)

482 (50%)

347 (75%)

Total/Percentage

West

71