Motorcycle Gang and Crime Influence. Mike Nidbella. Hypothesis/Null Hypothesis. Hypothesis: Does the Motorcycle Community hurt or help communities? Null Hypothesis: I believe that there will not be a lot of difference in opinion. Personal Survey.
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Hypothesis: Does the Motorcycle Community hurt or help communities?
Null Hypothesis: I believe that there will not be a lot of difference in opinion.
- Survey was conducted in Williamsburg, VA at a MC event.
- MC personnel that were interviewed was from the US Military Vets MC. A non-1%er club.
- Total people interviewed was
Age Range: 35-60
Races: White - 395, Black - 22, Latino - 20
Do you ride a motorcycle? Yes - 437
Are you in a MC? Yes- 437
Do you think that MC clubs are
all viewed as gangs? Yes - 226
No - 211
Are drugs a problem in MC
gangs? Yes - 198, No - 239
Do MC's influence illegal
activity? Yes - 102, No - 335
Do most clubs traffic drugs?
Yes - 95 No - 342
Are there good sides to these clubs?
Yes - 301, No - 36
Are there bad sides to these clubs?
Yes - 36, No - 301
Do these clubs prevent crime? Yes - 218, No - 219
Do the MC gangs have rivals?
Yes - 437
Do these clubs bring down an
area or stimulate it?
Bring Down - 139
Stimulate - 298
Do you feel that MC's should stay around?
Yes - 437
How long have you been a part
of a MC?
<5 Years - 326
5-10 Years - 72
10+ Years - 39
I found that not all MC's are a bad influence. There may be a few "rotten apples" here and there, but that is with every kind of organization, community,