Gang Injunctions Make Neighborhoods Safer

April 6, 2010 , The Recorder.

California cities have struggled for decades to combat the gang-related crime and violence that destroy lives and neighborhoods. Despite those efforts, gangs remain a seemingly intractable problem.

In gang-plagued areas, residents face fear and intimidation every day as they are surrounded by crimes from drug dealing to murder. To rein in gang violence and ease the climate of fear, California cities are increasingly turning to gang injunctions, which have proven very effective in not only reducing crime but also in significantly improving the quality of life for neighborhood residents.

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