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What is ‘drill’ music, how is it shared online and is it linked to gang violence?

‘Drill’ is a form of music that originated in Chicago and has become popular in UK. Despite a recent surge in media stories, this genre of music has been around since the early 2010s. Drill is usually performed by groups of children and young people, and these groups often allude to being part of a …

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How can social media be used to incite violence between gangs?

Members of gangs may use social media to post threats or taunts to rival gangs. This could be in the form of videos, photos or comments posted via YouTube, Instagram or a similar social media platforms. Online disputes can quickly escalate into physical violence, particularly when rival gang members occupy close physical spaces, such as …

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