NON-TRADITIONAL / HYBRID / NEIGHBORHOOD GANGS
GANG SETS:Some examples of Hybrid gangs in North Carolina include Hidden Valley Kings in Charlotte, NC, SQAD in Asheville, NC, Santrap Mafia Clique of Sanford, NC, and Real Street Niggaz of Fayetteville, NC.
HISTORY: Gangs such as Bloods, Crips or MS-13 were once hybrid gangs before they established themselves as a traditional gang. Hybrid gangs often begin as criminals associating within a geographic area or a group of criminals who commit similar crimes. Hybrid gangs can include gang members of different races and sexes, something less frequently seen in traditional gangs. Hybrid gangs often adapt their own symbols, colors, or rules. They can be less structure or have a weaker hierarchy but each varies from gang to gang. Hybrid gangs are no less dangerous than traditional gangs and members of North Carolina hybrid gangs have been involved in homicides, robberies, drug trafficking and property crimes.