Montana Gang Threat Assessment

Little empirical research has been done on gangs in rural areas.  This research identified certain street gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs in Montana. It is also found that these gangs are typically involved in street level drugs sales, property crime, and assault to a lesser extent.  This research also lends limited support to the multiple marginality framework when examined at the macro level based on a limited number of county level variables.  Areas for future research and policy recommendations are also discussed.