Gang Information

Facts About Gangs:

  • Act in ways that harm public health and public morals and drive out businesses.
  • Reach into nearly every city and town, and into every high school in the country today.
  • Make people in their city, town, or neighborhood feel fearful and endangered.
  • Are recruiting children at record rates.
  • Often have drug trafficking as their main occupation.
  • Come from many ethnic groups and in many cases are networking across the country.
  • Are composed primarily of boys, but 10% of gang members are girls and the number is growing.

Key Dangers of Gangs

  • In order to join, new members go through an initiation, which can range f