Gangs are usually formed according to ethnic or racial guidelines, although there seems to be a cur-rent trend to form gangs for economic reasons. Traditional youth gangs structured along ethnic lines include Hispanic, Asian (e.g. Vietnamese, Laotian), Black, Pacific Islander (e.g. Tongan, Filipino), and White (e.g. Skinheads) gangs. A gang is a group of people who form an allegiance for a common purpose and engage in violent, un-lawful, or criminal activity. A gang may or may not claim control over a certain territory in the community.
This pamphlet was created to help parents identify signs if their child are in gangs.