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Gangs are a Community PROBLEM

and need a Community RESPONSE.

Knowing how gangs operate and how to

identify them is one step in keeping our Communities SAFE.

Gang activity is dangerous to neighbourhoods, towns, and cities.

It affects society as a whole.

What is Organized Crime?

Canadian Definition

Within Canadian law enforcement, a legal definition for organized crime has only existed since the late 1990's following the enactment of Bill C-95. Amendments to this area of the Criminal Code have led to the present legal definition found within section 467.1(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada , which states a "criminal organization" means a group, however organized, that:

   (a) is composed of three or more persons in or outside Canada; and,

  (b) has as one of its main purposes or main activities the facilitation or commission of one or more serious offences, that, if committed, would likely result in the direct or indirect receipt of a material benefit, including a financial benefit, by the group or by any one of the persons who constitute the group.

   The various components that comprise this legal definition are based on the exclusion of a group of three of more persons that has formed randomly for the immediate commission of a single offence.

   Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police - RCMP

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