South Trenton, New Jersey - Decline and Rise in Crime - Street Gangs

Street Gangs

In the Latin American areas of South Trenton, Guatemalan gangs have come to challenge the long-established dominance of the Latin Kings in South Trenton. In addition to the Latin Kings, South Trenton is home to many members of the gangs GTO (Guatemalans Taking Over), the Ñetas, MS-13, Crips, and the Bloods. Some suspect that the Maniac Latin Disciples are trying to move in as well due to recent graffiti. Most of these divergent groups' members come to a head at the local junior high school for South Trenton, Grace A. Dunn Middle School also known as Junior High School Number Four or simply "Jr.4". This has played a part in making Jr. 4 one of five "persistently dangerous schools" in the State of New Jersey according to No Child Left Behind reporting from 2004 through 2006. Despites these realities, South Trenton is considered by many to be the safest neighborhood in Trenton with relatively low rates of violent crime when compared with other parts of New Jersey's capital city.

There was a sharp rise in crime during the mid-1990s but as of 2009 crime is down to a low level in South Trenton due to Trenton Police Department's new tactics including a mobile police station and the establishment of a South Trenton precinct at the corner of Bridge Street and South Broad Street.

Read more about this topic:  South Trenton, New Jersey, Decline and Rise in Crime

Other articles related to "street gangs, gang, gangs, street":

Street Gangs - Gang Membership in The US Military
... Gang members in uniform use their military knowledge, skills and weapons to commit and facilitate various crimes ... As of April 2011, the NGIC has identified members of at least 53 gangs whose members have served in or are affiliated with US military ... In 2006, Scott Barfield, a Defense Department investigator, said there is an online network of gangs and extremists "They're communicating with each other about weapons, about ...
Gangs In Canada - Types
... The most prevalent gangs in Canada include Street gangs Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Mafias and Organized crime groups, including Aboriginal Based Organized Crime White supremacist and Hate groups According to a ... groups." The same report stated that Aboriginal street gangs are not as highly organized as other criminal organizations in Canada, but are amongst the most violent ... As of 2005 it is believed over 1000 Aboriginal youths were members of street gangs ...
South Trenton, New Jersey - Decline and Rise in Crime - Street Gangs
... In the Latin American areas of South Trenton, Guatemalan gangs have come to challenge the long-established dominance of the Latin Kings in South Trenton ... to the Latin Kings, South Trenton is home to many members of the gangs GTO (Guatemalans Taking Over), the Ñetas, MS-13, Crips, and the Bloods ... establishment of a South Trenton precinct at the corner of Bridge Street and South Broad Street ...
Social Problems In Chinatown - Gangs
... In modern times, competing Asian street gangs and organized crime, such as the tongs and the Hong Kong-based triads, continue to plague the metropolitan Chinatowns worldwide where Triads have their ... Initially, many Chinatown gangs were formed to defend the community from the lo fahn (Cantonese word and transliteration for "Caucasians") but later turned on members ... This had a huge impact on the gang ...
Crime In Panama - Street Gangs
... The first Panamanian Gangs appeared during the late 1980s and increased in numbers when the Panamanian Army was disbanded in 1990 due to the United States ... A 2009 census reported that there are about 108 street gangs ... Wereber More than 1,600 youths between the ages of 13 and 15 are affiliated with youth gangs ...

Famous quotes containing the words gangs and/or street:

    Word’s gane to the kitchen,
    And word’s gane to the ha’,
    That Marie Hamilton gangs wi’ bairn
    To the hichest Stewart of a’.
    Unknown. Mary Hamilton (l. 1–4)

    You had such a vision of the street
    As the street hardly understands;
    Sitting along the bed’s edge, where
    You curled the papers from your hair,
    Or clasped the yellow soles of feet
    In the palms of both soiled hands.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)