A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents. Informal A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis: The whole gang from the office went to a clambake. A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson: a railroad gang. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools: a gang of chisels. To arrange or assemble into a group, as for simultaneous operation or production: gang several pages onto one printing plate.
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I was the only female in a violent all-male gang - BBC Three
There's a lot of attention on boys and young men involved in gun violence because they do most of the shooting, and are most of the victims. But girls and young women are also drawn into gangs, sometimes as enablers or transporters of guns. In Chicago, where gangs drive much of the city's gun violence, discussion often centers on why boys join gangs and pick up guns. But what about the girls?
Violent gang members 'prize' middle-class girlfriends who can stash weapons and drugs
This quiz will help you figure out what kind of person you are, not just how you would for in the gang. Are you a person who relies on the gang, but doesn't return them anything? Or are you a person who helps the gang even more than you help yourself? Find out here!
A female former gang member has exposed the growing levels of sexual violence against young women who join them, saying that many are willing to risk being raped in return for the status of membership. Isha Nembhard, who was part of an strong gang in Peckham, south London , said some girls readily accepted that they would be sexually abused when associating with male gangs. The year-old said that the problem had reached a point where being raped was becoming "normalised" among many young women. They sleep with a boy and the boy asks if she will sleep with all his friends. Even if they know it's wrong, they will do anything to get acceptance," she said.