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. ... According to the GangNET data, Western North Carolina has some of the lowest concentrations of gang activity in the state. In the 17 westernmost counties, only three are listed in the database as having organized gangs. Those are Buncombe (with one gang in the system), Cherokee (with five) and Henderson (with eight). ...
WNC CONFIDENTIAL [is] a Carolina Public Press feature about official secrets and public disclosures — all from, about or relating to the mountain region. Every other Thursday, we’ll give you the key to recent revelations and put hard-to-find records at your fingertips.Read the full article
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