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Statewide Statistics for 2010

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In 2010, the Florida Office of the Attorney General (OAG) coordinated the second annual statewide gang assessment through the law enforcement component of the Coordination Council and the seven Florida Gang Reduction Task Forces. The strict purpose of the assessment is to develop a set of metrics to measure the long-term progress of the Florida Gang Reduction Strategy.

Aggregate information on the number of gangs and gang members documented by law enforcement has been compiled for the reporting year July 2009 through June 2010. Information was collected from the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and local law enforcement agencies throughout the 67 counties of Florida. Approximately 71% of local law enforcement agencies participated in this survey effort.

Overall, 1,403 gangs were identified by local law enforcement. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the 56,200 persons identified are verified gang members. Twenty-two percent (22%) are verified gang associates, and 27% are suspected of gang-involvement. The raw numbers mark an increase from the previous year’s findings. We believe the increases in gangs and gang members are largely due to better reporting by law enforcement agencies at the local and state level.

Findings of the 2010 OAG Gang Assessment
Location # of Documented Gangs # of Documented Members & Associates F.S. 874.03 # of Other Suspected Gang Affiliates Total Gang Persons
Region 1 161 564 451 1015
Region 2 56 871 583 1454
Region 3 127 1737 264 2001
Region 4 202 8643 2338 10981
Region 5 319 4559 2042 6601
Region 6 134 4087 1829 5916
Region 7 404 10335 7019 17354
Region Total 1403 30796 14526 45322
DOC Incarcerated - 7121 399 7520
DOC Probation - 1734 - 1734
DJJ Youth on Active Supervision - 1328 296 1624
State Total 1403 40979 15221 56200