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10 April 2012, 06:00
Capital has been around the whole of the East Midlands to speak to groups who are trying to end gang culture.
All three of our cities, Leicester, Derby and Nottingham have specific groups aimed at preventing young people from joining gangs, and also to try and lure current gang members out of their lifestyle and back into society.
Most are aimed at children from 10 years old and go all the way up to people in their 30's.
Have a listen as to what is on offer in your city:
Despite Leicester not having any official gangs, there is still a lot of preventative work on-going in the city. Something that police there say is the key to having a peaceful city:
Derby have 3 known gangs in the city, the A1, 38 Estate and YBCT. We caught up with a group in the Allenton area of the city to see what is being done to tackle the issue there:
Nottingham has the most gangs out of all three cities, and there are various groups designed to tackle the problem and encourage young people to do more with their lives than be tempted by gangs and crime.
For more information on all the groups please use the links above.