Gang Crime in South Carolina: How Much, How Bad?

A new report on gangs and crime in South Carolina has been released by the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s Office of Justice Programs.

There’s plenty of meat in this 140+ page report, but the main takeaway is that while we have relatively low levels of gang crime in the state, what we have is alarmingly violent and on the rise.  Overall, gang violence represented 1 percent of violent crimes reported in 2007.  The full report is embedded below. (Note to email and RSS subscribers: you may have to visit Greenville Dragnet to view the complete report.)

2009 Gang Report South Carolina – how much how bad?

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