The research focuses on individual young people and also groups of young people referred to as gangs which are more prevalent in the UK.Crimes such as robbery sexual offences and extortion are now considered a far more great threat in the streets of Britain, this is according to the statistics from the Governments youth crime adviser. Growing gang culture has drawn thousands of youths into making this behavior a lifestyle choice, mugging and bullying has become rampant especially from young people from the age of 15 years (Fleisher, 163).
Though many of this cases go unrecorded for most of the victims are underage. It is estimated there are 400 estates in Britain exposed to this vice each with gangs of up to 60 kids with a high likelihood of developing into hardened criminals. About 4000 students are expelled from schools and consequently 40000 youngsters are frequently absent from schools registers where they are recruited into potential gangs. Thee culture of bullying and intimidation is also immense where in most cases goes unnoticed where adults are concerned (Cleckery, 153).
The report discusses and examines various factors that lead to crime especially among the young people. It also examines various crimes commonly rampant among young people and their effects to individuals and the larger society. It also tries to see the underlying issues that may lead these young people to engage in such vices and what can be done to create more awareness and change of attitude and behavior. It is observed that most young people are not involved in criminal activities for the benefits attained but rather because it is fashionable and provides a sense of identity. However there are social and economic factors that may lead to them being drawn to crime (Arrigo, 156).
It is in this quest that this discussion tries to unveil the causes, factors and remedies to this mode of behavior among the youth. Consequently the issue should be addressed because this criminal activities leads to injury to others, loss of property, destruction of property, death, threat to security, social disorder among others. Those who engage in these activities are also prone to become hardened and dangerous criminals during their adult hood Crime has become a major challenge today among young people thus increasing the risk of these youth developing to adult's criminals and also increment of the crime rate. Among the crimes that receive most attentions will include burglary assault and robbery (Renzetti, 79).
One of the factors that lead young people is poverty and level of inequality. Young people are compelled to crimes such as robbery and burglary to their inability to afford those things they deserve to have .Children from poor family may will move on to use criminal ways to