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Gang Reduction Strategies

February 24th, 2010 by flanews

There are an estimated 50-thousand gangsters living in Florida. The Attorney General’s Council on Gang Reduction came up with the estimate earlier this year as part of its first ever report. The council is taking credit for helping busting 12 Latin King Gang members in Orlando earlier this month. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Jerry Bailey says data sharing among different agencies and departments is helping bust more bad guys… but adds there’s room for improvement.

“We’re going to have to be able to talk better, to share more of the information, but the big thing is getting it all into a centralized database so that gang that’s working today in Palm Beach County and tomorrow in Leon county – that we can better track their movements and their activities,” said Bailey.

The 50-thousand gangsters counted belong to 11-hundred gangs. The council says knowing the state’s gang population gives them a starting point to measure their progress.

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