Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

Feature focus : youth gangs and guns : RCMP environmental scan.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

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Alternate Title

Dossier spécial : les bandes de jeunes et les armes à feu : l'analyse de l'environnement de la GRC.

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1 online resource (iv, 30 pages) : charts

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"2006."
Issued also in French under title: Dossier spécial : les bandes de jeunes et les armes à feu : l'analyse de l'environnement de la GRC.

Summary

Gangs rely on a range of tactics and weapons to protect themselves/members, turf, status and profit-making enterprises. Threats, intimidation, assaults and homicides are widely reported. In carrying out these criminal activities, gang members will utilize knives, machetes, hammers, etc. Firearms are considered a weapon of choice for many gangs in the US and South America. In Canada, the use of firearms among youth is generally becoming more prevalent and is especially acute in larger urban areas such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.

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