There are, on average, 2,000 gang-related homicides each year, according to 2007 through 2012 data from the National Youth Gang Center. Comparatively, there are around 15,500 murders in the United States each year.
Statistics show that about 67 percent of the 2,000 gang-related murders occur in large cities that have populations over 100,000. Only 17 percent of these homicides occurred in suburban areas. Large cities saw a 28 percent increase in gang-related deaths from 2011 until 2012, and in cities known to have a large gang population such as Los Angeles and Chicago, gang murders account for around half of all homicides each year.
In smaller cities and rural areas, of those that had known gangs, 75 percent reported no gang-related deaths in 2012.Learn More
Class C felonies in Oregon are the least serious felonies and include mail theft, second-degree burglary and promoting prostitution, according to NOLO's CriminalDefenseAttorney.com. A Class C felony carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $125,000.Full Answer >
In 2008 Monster Kody Scott (legal name Sanyika Shakur) pleaded no contest to the beating of an acquaintance and carjacking. He was sentenced to six years in state prison and was released in August 2012.Full Answer >
According to GeorgiaLegalAid.org, a person who violates the terms of probation in Georgia is required to attend a court hearing where a judge determines whether or not the conditions of the probation were violated. If it is determined in the hearing that the probation was violated, the court can revoke probation or sentence the person to an alternative punishment.Full Answer >
Ponzi schemes are financial schemes whereby the fraudulent party uses new investment capital to pay off older investors, thus making it appear that the investment is paid off when the fraudulent party only assumed new debt. The term originated in connection to a 1920's scheme developed by Charles Ponzi, in which he lured many New England investors into false postage stamp speculation.Full Answer >