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Youth gangs

Youth gangs typically consist of young people who self-identify as a group (i.e. having a group name); are generally perceived by others as a distinct group; and are involved in a significant number of delinquent incidents that produce consistent responses from the community and/or law enforcement agencies (National Crime Prevention Centre, 2007).

Source: reproduced with the permission of the Government of Canada

added by
Burkhard Hasenpusch
German Congress on Crime Prevention (GCOCP)

french: Gangs de jeunes