Some key federal data on criminal gangs recently went missing, but other information collected by local law enforcement is available and suggests that Western North Carolina has some of the lowest rates of gang activity in the state. ...
Carolina Public Press obtained a cached, partial version of the withdrawn [FBI] report, the “2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.” ...
Until and after the FBI’s full assessment returns to the public domain, some other recent law-enforcement information on gangs in Western North Carolina is available, in a report issued earlier this year. The report, “Gangs in North Carolina: An Analysis of GangNET Data,” [PDF] was released by the Governor’s Crime Commission in March. ...Read the full article