Open-ended questions were included in the 2009 Workplace and Equal Opportunity Survey of Active Duty Members (2009 WEOA), which was conducted February 2 to April 30, 2009. The 2009 WEOA included two questions that asked active duty members to what extent gangs are problems at their installation/ship and in the local community around their installation. The response options for these questions ranged on a five point scale from “Not at all” to “Very large extent.” Overall, 15% of Service members indicated that gang activities were a problem at their installation/ship, whereas 40% indicated that gang activities were a problem in the local community. In addition to experiencing gang victimization, Service members can also be targeted by gangs for recruitment. Service members were asked if someone in the past 12 months had asked them to participate in prohibited organizations/activities including joining a racist/extremist organization, participating in racist/extremist activities, joining a gang, participating in gang activities, and participating in a hate crime. Only 1-2% indicated that any of these scenarios had occurred.
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