AH-11.3 Decrease the proportion of secondary school students who report the presence of youth gangs at school during the school year
About the Data
Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of students aged 12 to 18 years in grades 6 through 12 who report that gangs are present at school
Number of students aged 12 to 18 years in grades 6 through 12
From the 2013 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey:
Are there any gangs at your school?
- Don’t know
Students who answer 'yes' are included in the numerator. All gangs, whether or not they are involved in violent or illegal activity, are included. "At school" includes the school building, on school property, on a school bus, and going to and from school.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
Additional resources about the objective
Highlights of the
2008 National Youth Gang Survey
National Youth Gang Survey Analysis