Tacoma City Council http://kplu.org en Tacoma survey points to serious gang problem along I-5 http://kplu.org/post/tacoma-survey-points-serious-gang-problem-along-i-5 <p>Tacoma city officials knew they had a gang problem, and a survey published this week has brought out new worries.</p><p>The survey, called The Tacoma Gang Project, found 651 active gang members and associates within the city. The survey also uncovered that gang recruitment happens as early as middle school. North of Tacoma, King County reports 10,000 gang members within 140 active criminal street gangs and an increase of 165 percent in gang related crimes.</p><p>&ldquo;There is lots of gang activity up and down the I-5 corridor,&rdquo; said King County Councilman Reagan Dunn.</p><p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 21:40:33 +0000 Evan Hoover 4773 at http://kplu.org Tacoma survey points to serious gang problem along I-5 Tacoma gangs recruit middle schoolers http://kplu.org/post/tacoma-gangs-recruit-middle-schoolers <p>Kids start joining gangs in middle school, according to a year long assessment of gang activity in Tacoma. The&nbsp; gang assessment report was presented to the Tacoma City Council on Tuesday. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:40:42 +0000 Paula Wissel 4286 at http://kplu.org Tacoma gangs recruit middle schoolers