Why do people join gangs?
Young people join gangs for a variety of reasons. They include reasons such as:
- Economic benefit
- Excitement
- Friendship
- Need for a sense of belonging, family or love
- Power
- Protection
- Status

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1. What is a gang?
2. Why do people join gangs?
3. What types of people join gangs?
4. What do gang members look like?
5. How do I know if I have a gang in my neighborhood?
6. How can I report a gang problem in my community?
7. How can I get someone to speak on gangs to my neighborhood group?
8. What should I do if I find graffiti in my neighborhood?