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Gangs

The majority of young people are not involved in gangs, but the behaviour associated with them can have a significant impact on individuals, their families, friends and communities.

A gang is usually considered to be a group of people who spend time in public places that:
  • see themselves (and are seen by others) as a noticeable group, and
  • engage in criminal activity and violence.
Being in a gang could lead to getting a criminal record, and if an offender is found to be part of a group or a gang, it may lead to getting a longer sentence. 

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