Suburban King County Council on Gangs taking Survey on Violence

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If you’re like many Burien residents, you may be more concerned about increasing violence in the area, especially after some recent incidents, including school lockdowns as well as Tuesday night’s major police turnout for an armed robbery attempt at a Burien pawn shop.

Well here’s your chance to let your voice be heard – a group calling itself the Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs is taking a 19-question survey about community perceptions about gangs and violence.

The survey is aimed at residents living within the Highline School District as well as six others — Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Renton, Tukwila and Bellevue.

Results of the survey will help officials diagnose the problem and come up with “a more coordinated and collaborative response to gang activity in South King County.”

Take it here:

Survey questions include:

  • “Do you feel safer in your community than you did two years ago?”
  • “Please pick the top three concerns that you have about your community, if any.”
  • “How satisfied are you with the current response to gang activity?”

You can also request a printed copy of the survey by contacting Dan Carew at the Center for Children & Youth Justice at [email protected], or 206-696-7503, ext. 14.

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3 Responses to “Suburban King County Council on Gangs taking Survey on Violence”
  1. P says:

    They blame it on gangs…but when it is younger kids creating the crimes, it is not always gang- it is lack of supervision. And people are stealing and robbing homes because right now this economy is hurting, people are poor and are going to do whatever to get what they want. It is horrible. We need more police involvement and neighborhood watches set up- fliers passed out- meetings etc.

    • areyouserious says:

      Being poor is no excuse for criminal behavior. This materialistic society is partially to blame along with parenting. I don’t have too much hope however since the people who shouldn’t be having kids are having the majority of them. To top it off, our communities are so fragmented. I can say that my block has a watch and we do keep an eye out. Luckily, my neighbors are all great.

    • Jennifer says:

      You would be surprised at how young some gang members are though. Those young kids though have older family members that are in gnags as well so it is what they are seeing at home.

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