Gangs in New Jersey: 2010 New Jersey State Police Survey Results

Use this site to explore the New Jersey State Police Street Gang Surveys conducted in 2010. This site hopes to provide a new look at street gang presence in New Jersey and to demonstrate the potential of collaboration between government agencies and citizen volunteers in building civic tools. This continues to be a work in progress.

How the survey data on this site is organized:

  • CRIME - Search by specific crimes and discover details on which gangs are associated with those crimes, the location of the towns affected, and the presence of incidents and criminal activity in schools.
  • GANGS - Search for essential information on each reported gang, such as number of towns active and number of members.
  • ABOUT - Additional information about the New Jersey State Police Street Gang Survey Project and other relevant web sites.
  • HELP - Launch the User Manual for this web site.

Gangs are reported present in dozens of rural and suburban municipalities throughout the state. Almost seven out of every ten New Jerseyans live in a municipality where gangs can be found. Clearly, gangs can not be considered an exclusively urban phenomenon in any part of New Jersey.

Since 2001, the goal of the NJSP Street Gang Survey has remained the same: to provide law enforcement, policy makers and the general public with a better understanding of the state's gang environment. For more information about the survey, please click here.

Red color indicates towns with reported gang presence in the 2010 NJSP Street Gang Survey.