How are street gangs different from other criminal groups, such as organized crime groups, motorcycle gangs, ideology groups, and prison gangs? Some notable examples include the organized, collective drug trade, strong ties, and covert behavior among prison gangs, compared with less structured, more individualistic drug trade, highly fluctuating ties, and overt behavior among street gangs.
Ken Jorgustin Comments This is for those who live in the cities and population dense suburbia. Here is one possible likely? Gangs and mobs may become the Number One problem.
Gangs may take over a city very quickly starting with their own blocks and neighborhoods. When civilized society collapses they will be unleashed and unbounded, enabled by the chaos that will become the new reality. During this time, many within law enforcement will likely be more concerned about the safety and well-being of their own families and their own homes, choosing to stay and defend their own.
Logic dictates that even if. Could It Happen Here? People living in cities and even the immediate population-dense suburbs will be subjected to a very cruel and unusual environment. Think about this… It is one thing to protect yourself and your family from an intruder.
But how will you protect yourself and your family from a gang mob? Gangs WILL rule the cities. Most of us living our lives today do not see the underworld, the underbelly, the gang and criminal activity lurking beneath the surface, the drugs and dealings… They cleverly hide it, and it lives largely in the shadows on our streets.
If you know what to look for, you can find it and see it, but most do not as they go about their daily prescribed routines. It will be a shock when it happens. Many preppers preparedness-minded people living in the dense population of a city or suburbia with their own supplies and long-term storage believe that they will somehow manage to make it on their own.
This will NOT be the majority case in my opinion. The probable eventual confrontation with roving hostile foraging gangs and mobs will likely NOT be in your favor for many or most.
Move out of densely populated suburbia. Establish a bug out location one that works and is supplied. The thing is this… Blinding your eyes for the potential of a chaotic future reality is just living in a bubble. Most have a very false sense of security. We are living in a technological fantasy world of sorts.
Our sense of security could be blown out of the water in an instant. And these may not be the stereotypical gangs that you visualize in your mind… they will include lots of desperate people willing to do anything to survive.The decline in gang prevalence rates across smaller cities and rural counties, coupled with increases in the number of gangs and gang members in densely populated areas (especially larger cities), suggests that the gang problem is becoming more concentrated nationally in urban areas.
Modern-Day Youth Gangs James C. Howell, Arlen Egley, Jr., and jurisdictions with earlier onset of gang problems.
Modern-day gangs are also cluding 63 larger cities) said their gang problem began before , and 72 (in-cluding 54 larger cities) said their problem.
At first, gangs tended to be big-city problems—the NYGS noted that most cities with populations over one hundred thousand reported that the proliferation of gangs became a problem between and the early s.
86% of US cities with a population of , or more report gang activity. According to the FBI in , there were 33, violent street, motorcycle, and prison gangs active in the U.S., with more than million members (a 40% increase from ). Modern-Day Youth Gangs James C. Howell, Arlen Egley, Jr., and Modern-day gangs are also less involved in violent crimes and drug trafficking than their predecessors.
cluding 63 larger cities) said their gang problem began before , and 72 (in-cluding 54 larger cities) said their problem. London was the first city noted to have a major problem with criminal gangs, followed thereafter by American cities such as New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.
A number of street gangs were present in London during the 20th century, many in the East End, often referred to as Mobs, including The Yiddishers, Hoxton Mob, Watney Streeters, .