New research show that as many as 30,000 young people under the age of 15 now consider themselves to be members of a gang. The news comes as a Home Office Minister announces her support for a trail project that evicts gang members from their council houses.
While I’m glad that some action appears to be being taken by someone, I fear it’s just not good enough. While in principle I’m fine with gang members losing social housing, I wonder if it doesn’t really solve the problem. Instead, it just moves the gangs onto the streets.
Why aren’t we focusing on locking them up, instead?