Submission

Team

Gang VIolence
Title

Gang VIolence

Summary

Gangs are defined in many ways, but most definitions have similar meanings to each other. A common definition of a gang is a group of three or more individuals who engage in criminal activity and identify themselves with a common name or sign.

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Category
Peace & Justice

About the Problem

Problem Category

Peace & Justice

Problem Context

Gang Violence creates a bad environment in our community and corrupts the youth.

How did you identify this problem?

We identified this problem by all the tagging and crime statistic in the area.

Problem Details

Who are those affected by this problem?

Everyone who lives in the community.

How often does this problem occur?

This problem occurs daily.

How long has the problem been going on?

Gang violence can be originally dated to the 1780s.

Is the problem disrupting the community? How?

Gang violence increases crime in the community and sets a bad example for the youth.

Is the issue perceived as a problem by the community at large?

yes

Is the problem limited to certain geographic areas?

This problem is more likely to occur in low-income areas

Who are the Stakeholders, those wanting this problem to be fixed?

Community Members, Police officers, and city officials.

Addressing the Problem

Are you aware of any solutions, approaches, or efforts to tackle this problem?

More police activity in the area, teaching the youth that gang violence is wrong and hurtful to yourself and the community.

What are the obstacles you are aware of to address the problem?

Getting people that participate in gang violence to change their opinion.

What are the success criteria that could be defined to address this problem?

Hopefully, the outcome could lead to a decrease in gang activity.