Many gangs are associated with certain types of hair style, walking style and communicate in a certain style using signal. Some adopt the use of graffiti on streets, walls, school property and school work. It is, however, worth noting that it in not illegal to be a gang. However, what matters is the mission for which the gang is formed.
Gangs can also associate with a large city gang or at times prefer to remain turf in local areas. Over the years, in Arkansas, gangs have changed from being brotherhood and turf oriented to currently being involved in criminal like activities in enterprises. In this regard, most of them participate in selling drugs, rob, brutalize while others steal cars and other properties (Block and Block 1993). Research has also indicated that there is high increase in the number of street gangs since 1950 in US. These groups of gangs inflict atrocities on people in a manner of sorts. However, why is this increase in street gangs in urban centres? This is one question that an individual may be forced to ask.
Conser, Paynich, and Gingerich (2010) reveal that gangs are a continuing problem in the United States in many counties and cities. For instance, a survey conducted in 2009 by the national Youth Gang Survey revealed that 32.4 percent of all cities, towns, suburbs and rural counties in the United States experienced were faced with gang problems in 2008. The survey also noted a wide variation between protected gang problems and the jurisdiction size. A report by national Gang Survey revealed that activities of gangs would continue to be a problem in the United States in the future.
United States Street gangs dates back to the beginning of 20th century. The most famous of the street gangs in America is the African-American. Its popularity rose due to the fact that black gangs initially were not perceived as a social problem. Siegel (2010 p. 230) notes that from 1930, and 1940, some group of sociologists began to study the