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Statewide Statistics for 2013

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The Attorney General’s Gang Reduction Report, now in its fifth year, serves as a set of metrics for determining the long-term success of reducing criminal gangs. Results of this year’s assessment are based on compiled data from local law enforcement agencies across 59 of the state’s 67 counties, as well as from the state Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice for the reporting period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Determining the prevalence of gang activity is a critical early component in any sustained effort to reduce their influence. Combating criminal gang activity must include collaboration across all levels of government. The combined efforts of these entities allows for increased sharing of gang-related intelligence, the creation of evidence-based gang prevention strategies, as well as supporting successful law enforcement operations that disrupt criminal gang activities.

According to the most recent National Gang Threat Assessment, “Gangs are more adaptable, organized, sophisticated, and opportunistic, exploiting new and advanced technology as a means to recruit, communicate discretely, target their rivals, and perpetuate their criminal activity.” Other trends include an increase in local neighborhood, hybrid, and female gang membership. Sadly, gangs continually evolve into new entities posing new types of threats.

For this reporting period, 1,223 gangs were identifies by local law enforcement in Florida. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of law enforcement survey respondents reported that criminal gang activity either increased or stayed the same in their county during 2013. Fifty-seven (57%) of the total documented number of gangs are labeled as nontraditional and/or hybrid gangs. These gangs are typically “homegrown” local youth neighborhood gangs that have the very real potential of being subsumed by long established and well-organized national gangs.

Findings of the 2013 OAG Gang Assessment
Location # of Documented Gangs # of Documented Members & Associates F.S. 874.03 # of Other Suspected Gang Affiliates Total Gang Persons
Region 1 201 1472 484 1956
Region 2 11 199 30 229
Region 3 149 2442 323 2765
Region 4 155 5257 1910 7167
Region 5 189 4267 21 4288
Region 6 135 3897 1278 5175
Region 7 383 8598 8598 12101
Region Total 1223 26132 12644 33681
DOC Incarcerated - 8595 - 8595
DOC Probation - 2132 - 2132
DJJ Youth on Active Supervision - 982 1245 2227
State Total 1223 37841 13889 46635