Youths, Gangs and Guns

Juvenile firearm violence became common in many U.S. cities during the 1990s, and although gun violence peaked in 1993, it remains a persistent problem. Most youth gun violence is concentrated within a few urban neighborhoods (sometimes called "hot spots") and is perpetrated by gang members.

Neighborhood hot spots can be identified through crime mapping of citywide crime or gunshot data.

Date Created: June 25, 2008