Local News in Brief Gang Death Decline Noted

Local News in Brief Gang Death Decline Noted; [Home Edition]
Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext). Los Angeles, Calif.: Mar 3, 1988. pg. 2
Column Name: Metro Digest
Section: Metro; 2; Metro Desk
Publication title: Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext). Los Angeles, Calif.: Mar 3, 1988. pg. 2
Source Type: Newspaper
ISSN/ISBN: 04583035
Abstract (Article Summary)

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Pointing to statistics showing that gang-related homicides dropped from a high of 24 in 1978 to a low of two last year, police and gang workers said their efforts could be duplicated in South-Central Los Angeles, where a record 118 people were killed in gang-related incidents last year.
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(Copyright, The Times Mirror Company; Los Angeles Times 1988all Rights reserved)

More than 200 law enforcement officials, religious leaders, former gang members and area residents gathered in an East Los Angeles church cafeteria Wednesday to celebrate the community’s drop in gang violence and warn of a growing drug problem.

Pointing to statistics showing that gang-related homicides dropped from a high of 24 in 1978 to a low of two last year, police and gang workers said their efforts could be duplicated in South-Central Los Angeles, where a record 118 people were killed in gang-related incidents last year.

“While people are moaning and groaning in other parts of the city, we’re happy to report that in East L.A., we’re showing the right way,” said Miguel Duran, a Los Angeles County probation officer.

Officials said parents in the area were determined to keep their children out of the 37 street gangs active in the 3.5 square miles of East Los Angeles.

Some officials noted, however, that while gang killings have declined, there were more than 3,500 drug-related arrests last year, up from slightly over 1,000 in 1981.
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PHOTO: Although gang homicides have decreased in the area, Laura Franco told a gathering of community leaders at an East L.A. church that her husband and four of her seven children have died in gang violence. / CON KEYES / Los Angeles Times

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