The state's annual gang report released this week shows Mecklenburg County has 160 gangs, the most of any North Carolina county.
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The second-highest county was Wake, with 97 gangs.
According to the Associated Press, the report "reflects a fuller picture of gang activity by relying more on hard data from police and prison officials."
AP reports the Governor's Crime Commission gave its annual gang report to a legislative panel on Thursday.
The report shows there are nearly 13,700 confirmed gang members and their associates, compared to 10,050 in last year's report.
- Doug Miller