What is a gang?

Whilst some young people may say that they’re part of a gang, often they’re not and really they are just part of a group of young people that hang around together often, perhaps behaving anti-socially.  Groups of young people hanging around together aren’t automatically considered as a gang.

A gang is a group of people who act together as a group, often with defining features such as a common colour, a group name or a tag perhaps.  As a group, they commit crime and/or serious violence often involving drugs and weapons. 



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