POSTED: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:30am
UPDATED: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:44am
Former chief says savings from a reduction in the number of cadets could pay for programs that would thwart gang membership
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston-area streets are active with a growing number of gang members, with police saying there are almost 20,000 in the region, an increase of 29 percent since 2010.
The number of gangs identified by law enforcement in the area has also grown - 296, up from 260 in the same time period. To read more; head to The Houston Chronicle's website: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Gangs-on-rise-but-idea-to-fight-them-raises-4001924.php