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college course CO11 I What is the problem AStatement of the problem in question form What should be done about the problems of gangs in US Society BDefinitions of ambiguous phrases or words 1Chosen people that form a group to set their own standards and believes 2A group of person working unlawful or antisocial ends II Analysis of the problem AEffects of the problem 1There are a large number of injuries relating to gang violence The JAMA journal of the American Medical Association iA gang related incident that was required to be treated by a doctor or a nurse increased from 35 percent in 1995 to 44 percent in 2000 a relative increase of 20 percent iiParticipating in a physical fight on school property anytime during the past 12 months increased from 148 percent in 1995 to 162 percent in 1997 a relative increase of 9 percent iiiStatistics show that in a physical fight anytime during the past 12 months increased from 363 percent in 1995 to 425 percent in 2000 a relative increase of 14 percent 2Survey respondents in 1998 were asked to estimate how often gang members used firearms in assaults in their jurisdictions The 1998 National Youth Gang Survey OJJDP Fact Sheet John P Moore and Ivan L Cook Published iOffice of Juvenile Justice 19 percent sometimes 30 percent rarely 29 percent and Delinquency Prevention the results were as follows often not used 15 percent and did not know or did not answer the question 7 percent ii Sixty-one percent of all juveniles murdered in 1997 were killed with a firearm 3The percentage of murdered gang members in 1997 National Center for Juvenile Justice the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges i72 of murdered juveniles were males ii49 were black and 47 were white iiiTwenty-two percent of juvenile murder victims were murdered by family members
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