report gang activityGang Indicators

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Here are some of warning signs or indicators that someone might be involved in gang related activities:

  • Graffiti(drawing names and symbols).
  • Gang names, logos, & nicknames written on personal property.
  • Withdrawal from family/normal activities.
  • New friends that parents don't know.
  • Staying out late at night.
  • Secretive activities.
  • Sudden changes in behavior and personality.
  • Unexplained injuries, body markings, and tattoos.
  • Unexplained gifts of money, expensive items or jewelry.
  • Possession of weapons.
  • Use of hand signs and/or body gestures when communicating with friends.
  • Expressing a preference for one color or avoiding others.
  • Skipping school/work.
  • Multiple suspensions/expulsion.
  • Shows strong disrespect for authority.
  • Alcohol or drug use.
  • Mentions the need for protection/weapons.

Indicators that there are gang related activities in your area:

  • Clustering of rival groups.
  • Movement of groups not common in your neighborhood (carloads of strangers).
  • Reports of fights and arguments on school property.
  • Increased gang graffiti.
  • Violent incidents reported in the area.
  • Sudden/excessive change in dress (groups wearing or displaying a particular color).

For more information, click links below to read about gangs:

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