Category - Teen
Here are some quick stats regarding gang violence and teen violence due to gang membership (1) with denver as an example, it was found that even though only 14 percent of teens are in gangs, these teens are responsible for 89 percent of violent crimes. This document reports data from the 2015 school crime supplement (scs) to the national crime victimization survey (ncvs). The web tables show the extent to which students with different personal characteristics report being bullied. Estimates include responses by student characteristics student sex, raceethnicity, grade, and household income. Indicator 8 students reports of gangs at school (last updated may 2017) between 20, the percentage of students ages 1218 who reported that gangs were present at their school decreased from 20 to 11 percent. The percentage who reported gangs were present at their school was also lower in 2015 than in 2013 (12 percent). about one in four surveyed teens attending public schools reported the presence of both gangs and drugs at their schools, and 32 of 12- and 13. posted on january 29, 2018 research shows there is a link between teen substance abuse and how well kids do in school. Teens who abuse drugs have lower grades, a higher absentee rate from school and other activities, and an increased potential for dropping out. By participating in extracurricular activities like athletics, taking music lessons, or joining the newspaper staff, teens have a. Why do teens join gangs? This is a question many parents ask themselves. There are several reasons why teens join gangs, but ranging from to fit in or to feel accepted, come from a broken home, being rebellious, these are the most common. Peer pressure is a major influence on some teens decision to join gangs. youth or teen gangs are hard to define, but generally they are a group of teens who get together to commit illegal acts.