Growth of the gang population in Spokane

According to the Spokane Police Department about 20 years ago there were around 250 confirmed gang members in Spokane. Right now there are nearly a thousand. That’s what led to the creation of the Spokane Gang Enforcement Team, assembled in 2006.

A report last year says gangs’ account for as much as 80 percent of the violent crimes in many communities.

via Spokane Police: Early Morning Assault Likely Gang Related – KHQ Right Now – News and Weather for Spokane and North Idaho |.

That means gangs have quadrupled in size while the population has increased by 29%.

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