Youth gangs continue to give what to talk about in the capital.
28 homicide sentences
, the 66 for injuries and the 13 torture sentences issued by the Provincial Court of Madrid between 2017-2022, the third Observatory of Latin Gangs carried out by the Christian Help Center releases
33% of the teachers surveyed admit to having active gang members
in their schools ,
mainly the Trinitarios and the Dominican Don't Play (DDP).
Something that translates into the presence of gang members in 34 educational centers in the region.
one in three parents and teachers
considers that these gangs are the main threat that their children and students may encounter in schools, well above drug sales, citizen insecurity, betting shops and vandalism.
Some AMPAS have even requested the
installation of weapons detection arches
at the entrances to educational centers.
Likewise, three out of four parents and nine out of 10 teachers consider that this problem has increased in their neighborhoods and schools in recent years:
for 88% between a lot and quite a lot and
74% affirm that it can pose a threat in the future.
The survey, entrusted to GAD3, has been carried out at 130 concerted centers,
108 public and 25 private
from 22 municipalities of the Community of Madrid.
This report also reveals that 10% of teachers
associate gangs with prostitution.
This phenomenon had already been detected by the Christian Help Center, which in recent times has had to implement
specific reintegration programs
for young girls who started in prostitution, precisely shortly after entering youth gangs as they had to
contribute financial resources.
to meet the needs of the band.
Linked to Santeria
Similarly, it is known that these groups
invest in cryptocurrencies and use hackers
for computer fraud against financial institutions.
Or that there is a boom among gang members in the
movement (men over 40 who offer young women financial compensation in exchange for their company) or
those linked to acts of Santeria
(with slaughtered chickens, human bones and feathers). via).
In February 2022, the Government Delegation of the Community of Madrid initiated an anti-gang plan for the arrest of members belonging to these violent groups.
Until August, the National Police
has arrested 772 people
, seized 485 weapons and issued 4,383 records for drug possession, identifying 86,697 people.
Nowadays the gangs are no longer
only made up of members of Latin origin
, there are also people from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Filipinos and Spaniards.
In addition, the so-called bulteros
, which are collaborating individuals who do not belong to the gang but who
attribute such a condition to themselves when committing crimes.
Through various testimonies, the Christian Help Center has learned that
gangs continue to operate in Spanish prisons.
Although in some prisons they try to separate them by modules and that they do not coincide at the time of the patio, it is complex to avoid contact between enemy gang members, which
always causes friction.
Similarly, the Christian Help Center has detected
the creation of neighborhood groups that mobilize to eradicate
violent youth gangs from the neighborhood.
These groups have been seen in Usera and Villaverde.
These neighborhood groups had initially come together to put an end to squatting and insecurity in their streets.
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