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Compare & Contrast Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton

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1970s: Most members of gangs are between the ages of twelve and twenty-one, and it's rare for females to be involved in gang violence.

Today: Gang members may be as young as nine or as old as thirty, and although males still outnumber females by fifteen to one, the number of young women in gangs is increasing.

1970s: Weapons used in gang violence are relatively simple, such as knives and chains, and opposing gang members meet face-to-face to fight.

Today: Gang members may use AK-47s or Uzis, and drive-by shootings have replaced vacant-lot rumbles.

1970s: Fifteen percent of whites and twenty-six percent of African Americans drop out of high school.

Today: Four percent of whites and seven percent of African Americans drop out of high school. Reasons given include "didn't like it," failing, job-related problems, and pregnancy.

1970s: Fewer than half the states in the United...

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