Are gangs a problem in US society? According to statistics as many as 12% of all aggravated assaults that occurred between 1993 and 2003, were committed by gang members.
Listen to these Americans from St. Paul talk about gangs. What are their views?
- Are there lots of gangs or not in St. Paul and are they a big problem?
- Mention at least three gangs that are active in St. Paul?
- What happens to people who join gangs according to the former gang members?
- What is "The God Squad"?
- Why do the police carry part of the responsibility for the creation of some of the worst gangs currently active?
- How do you stop people from joining gangs or help them quit gangs?
- What does it mean that there is only "a death exit" in this context?
Visit this website and collect facts and figures regarding gang-related violence: gang-related violence
Focus on changes, patterns and trends. Present your findings in a digital document or as a live presentation. Remember to state your sources: US Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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