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        The following criteria are widely accepted among researchers for classifying groups as gangs […]:

        • The group has three or more members, generally aged 12 to 24.
        • Members share an identity, typically linked to a name, and often other symbols.
        • Members view themselves as a gang, and they are recognized by others as a gang.
        • The group has some permanence and a degree of organization.
        • The group is involved in an elevated level of criminal activity.

        Retrieved from Frequently Asked Questions About Gangs.



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