Perceptions of Youth Crime and Youth Gangs: A Statewide Systemic Investigation

Published in April 2000 on data gathered in 1999


The North Carolina Criminal Justice Analysis Center of the Governor's Crime Commission completed this statewide survey into the presence of youth gangs in our state's communities.  The authors of this publication were awarded the 2000 Fredrick Milton Thrasher Award for outstanding research by the National Gang Crime Research Center.

The files are in PDF format requiring Adobe Reader and are broken into three sections: 1) Executive summary, 2) Literature review and study findings, and 3) Detailed county information.

Executive Summary and Table of Contents (section 1 of 3)

Literature Review and Study Findings (section 2 of 3)

Gangs in North Carolina Counties, county by county information (section 3of 3)