Technology assisting gang recruiting in Fla.

By Walter Pacheco
The Orlando Sentinel

CENTRAL FLORIDA Almost 1 out of 10 of the state's documented gang members live in Central Florida.

That's almost 6,000 just in Orange, Polk and Volusia counties, and they are gaining strength, sheriff's offices' records show. Law-enforcement agencies across Central Florida consider street gangs domestic terrorists, and are holding them responsible for increases in violent crimes, gun and drug trafficking, and other criminal activity.

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