SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– The latest gang statistics for the first quarter of 2017 have been compiled by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office. Statistics for the quarter of Jan. 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017, show that 182 cases were filed from all divisions. There were 143 state prison commitments obtained with a total of 900 years of state prison and 2 life terms. Seventy-two (72) gang enhancements were found true and 7 were found guilty by jury trial.
“As District Attorney, I have made the investigation and prosecution of criminal gang members in San Bernardino County a top priority,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “Alongside our law enforcement partners, I will continue to fight these local terrorists who terrorize our streets and prey upon our youth. As a lifelong resident of this county, I couldn’t be more proud of the work our prosecutors and support staff do every day to keep our communities safe.”
Since the Gang Program’s inception in July 2005, 11,066 cases have been filed; 2 on death row; 6,682 state prison commitments; 50,104 years + 297 life terms years in state prison; 3,158 gang enhancements have been found true and 417 were found guilty by jury trial.
“As we continue to hold the guilty accountable, we will also continue to wage another battle on the front end,” Ramos said. “I am far too aware of the strong pull gangs have on our youth, which is why we continue to work diligently with our partners to prevent our children from joining gangs in the first place. With programs like our Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (GRIP) and the Let’s End Truancy Program, as well as those being used by our local law enforcement agencies, we can reach our children at a young age and give them a chance to live a fulfilled life as productive members of our society.”