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Gangs are groups of people who come together to commit criminal activities and are usually associated with violence. Gangs have become increasingly prevalent in U.S. cities and can be found in both rural and urban areas. Gang members often identify themselves through symbols or colors, and are heavily involved in drug and human trafficking.
Gangs in America
In one word, describe gangs in America.
Gang: an organized group of criminals or lawbreakers, typically operating at a local level. Juvenile delinquency: a term used to describe illegal activities committed by a minor. Gang Violence: violent acts, including murder, assault, robbery, and drug dealing, committed by gangs to protect their territory and maintain control.
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Gangs in America are responsible for as much as 80% of all violent crimes in major U.S. cities. The most common age of gang members in America is between 15 to 24 years old. The majority of gangs in America are made up of female members, with females accounting for up to 40% of gang membership.
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What are the different types of gangs in America?
What are the potential causes of gang violence in America?
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What are some of the factors that contribute to the formation and growth of gangs in America?
Does the film show gang affiliation as one of...
- allegiance and loyalty
- circumstance and family
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