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Street gangs are quickly migrating from America’s inner city to its suburbs and small towns says a new National Gang Center study.

According to the report, 55 percent of all gang activity occurs in big cities, while 41 percent occurs in outlying suburbs in our smaller cities.

In Houston, Tex., officers say kids as young as 10 years oldĀ are joining gangs because they are looking for “leadership…guidance….connection…and a sense of belonging.”

A school official also pointed out that it’s not only tough kids that are recruited. Gangs often talk to those who are bullied in school, promising them protection and acceptance.

Read more at The Grio.

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