What is Graffiti?

It is one possible indication of gang activity in your area. Gang graffiti is different than other graffiti, and it takes an educated individual to "read" it. Through graffiti, gangs give notice of their presence and activity. The graffiti can range from individual members' names to symbols, such as a painted crown. Graffiti is how gangs communicate and tell others that the area is visited by a particular gang.

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1. What is Graffiti?
2. What should I do if I see graffiti?
3. How can I tell if my child is in a gang?
4. What should I do if I think my child is in a gang or about to join a gang? What if my child is the victim of gang intimidation?
5. Are gangs active in schools?
6. Are gangs mainly comprised of disadvantaged youths?
7. What is the description of a gang member?
8. How do kids join gangs?
9. Are gang members armed? What type of weapons do they carry?