Violent Crime

Gangs in the City
6:30 am
Wed November 2, 2011

Think Gangs Are Only In Memphis' Poorest Neighborhoods? Think Again

Nationwide Gang Presence by County
NGIC and NDIC 2010 National Drug Survey Data FBI

Almost any night, you can turn on the TV news and hear about another shooting in Memphis.  Gangs stretch into every corner of Shelby County, not only in some of Memphis’ most gritty and impoverished neighborhoods.  The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department has identified approximately 8,400 gang members and 182 gangs and gang sets in the county.

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