You think those are bad? We have a big gang problem in Birmingham. Gangs here split up by postal code. We have:
Burger Bar Boys: Subdivisions of the Burgers include the Handsworth Town Crooks, the Blood Brothers, Real Man Dem, the Ghetto Hustla Boys and the Raleigh Close Crew. These gangs wear red bandanas or a red t-shirt or jacket. Another group, the Small Heath Mans (sic), wear the same things but in purple. One of the larger and more notorious subdivisions of the Burger Bar Boys is Birmingham's Most Wanted (BMW), who wear green bandanas and t-shirts. This gang has been responsible for many power struggles within the Burger Bar Boys, and some members have been known to have defected to their biggest rivals, the Johnson Crew.
B21 Bang Bang: Associates of the Burgers, they are rivals of the Slash Crew. I teach a lot of these little bastards. A lot of kids claim membership or affliliation when they have nothing to do with them and get regular kickings as a result.
Johnson Crew: The Johnson Crew originated in the Lozells district of Birmingham in the 80s. The gang members are very close-knit, often having lived on the same street for years and attended the same school. The Johnnies control most of the city's drug supply and are notorious in nightclub security. They make tens of thousands of pounds a week. Disagreements over how to spend this money led to some members leaving to set up the Burger Bar Boys.
Slash Crew: Affliliates of the Johnsons, these are baby gangsters that are up and coming. A lot of these kids give hassle to the kids i teach and most of them carry knives.
The Chosen Ones: Our local gang near where i live. They mostly hang around outside shops and intimidate passers by, but a lot are into burglary.
These are just examples. The districts of Aston and Lozells are practically at war with weekly drive-by shootings. I had a kid take time off school recently with a skull fracture. Someone took a cricket bat to his head for getting off the bus one stop too early by mistake.
There are a lot of Muslim and Sikh gangs around Birmingham too, and they tend to clash with the above named gangs. The older gangs formed as protection against the National Front and various other skinhead groups and seem to have just started robbing folks somewhere along the way. Birmingham is prone to rioting as a result. Our level of football violence is also through the roof.