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Does society really appreciate gangs Most people do not One of the reasons being is because gangs are one of the main reasons there is so much violence in this world Another reason is because they are part of the drug traveling in the United States The worst part of gangs is that most of the members got in a gang at a young age There are gangs in most cities because everywhere people walk they can see graffiti on the walls Thats pretty scary to know that there is crime occurring in the city we all live in Gang Statistics shows that there are over 24500 gangs in the United States There are over one million gang members in 2009 imagine how much more gang activity there is now Kevin Johnson stated in USA Today one million gang members are responsible for 80 of crimes across the nation Gangs do not discriminate gender there are about 90-94 males in gangs and 6-10 females There is no age limit when joining a gang 360000 are teenage boys and 32000 are teenage girls Statistics show that 9 out of 10 boys in a detention facility have some level of gang affiliation So clearly we can see that gender nor age are discriminated in gangsAbout 80 of the violence in the United States is cause by gang activity On average gangs commit 373000 of the 66 million violent victimizations Gangs usually victimize younger people because they are not as difficult to deal with and easily to manipulate All gangs use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money-making activities which include robbery drug and gun trafficking fraud extortion and prostitution rings Gangs are always doing anything to be the dominant ones in their city One of the most known and most dangerous gangs in the world is MS13 also known as Mara Salvatrucha Members of this gang are usually covered with lots of tattoos additionally they
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