Last Updated on August 1, 2018
Low-class gangsters appear in every culture, breaking its rules and enjoying the journey of rebellious, socially-rejected troublemakers. What’s interesting (or not) is that the customs and “crime traditions” differ from one gang to another.
Let’s meet 10 of these social groups and discover what they do and look like in different countries around the world. Keep reading.
France — Racaille
These Frenchmen have an impeccable style. They think Lacoste is the best so they always wear Lacoste belt bags, also, they think that the top stylish thing to do is tucking their pants into socks.
The Racaille’s daily routine consists of stealing bags, hitting on girls, listening to music through the speaker of their phones, ganging up on nerds, and hanging out at suburban train stations.
USA — White trash
In the US, low-class individuals are known as white trash. They might remind you of old scouts who are drunk all the time. Most of these guys are jobless and homeless, they usually live in trailer parks. Their favorite hobbies are hustling houses, teasing sensitive people, starting fights out of nowhere, and drinking beer with the homies.
England — Chavs
London traffic is a real burden for the Chavs, so they rather live in poor suburban districts. The English gangs look like typical thugs with a plastic glass in one hand, a cigarette in their mouth, shaved heads, and sportswear.
Their daily activities include chilling out, drinking in public areas, making troubles in the street, and stealing money from people.
Japan — Yankii
Japanese gangs consist of working-class youngsters who aren’t as tough as the yakuza. Yankiis are known for being rude, loud, and extremely disrespectful for the strict manners of local culture.
These rebellious guys are usually squatting or listening to gangsta-rap while drinking sake. The Yankii adore motorcycles and dye their hair orange or blond.
India — Tapori
These street gangsters from Mumbai have a quite unique motto behind their thug lives saying ‘Milking a dummy is saint.’ Therefore, they hustle tourists for a living.
The Tapori typically wish to become Bollywood stars, wear big gold chains, whiste after chicks, and use plenty of hair gel. If you watch Bollywood movies, you’ll often notice their prototype.
Spain — Cani
The Spanish thugs like to wear plenty of gold chains, rings, and other accessories that make them look as if they’ve just robbed a pawnshop. They also wear dark sunglasses and unzipped jackets on top of t-shirts. In case the gangster has perfectly toned abs, then there’s no need for the t-shirt.
These guys like to listen to loud music on public transport and unlike many other gangs, the Cani are stoned most of the time and are easy-going when it comes fighting.
Scotland — Ned
Scottish thugs live in the poorer regions of the country’s suburbs. Their main activities include violence and humiliating pranks on victims. These dudes typically wear a sports suit, carry a knife, and have a deeply sad facial expression.
Neds are known for being extremely aggressive, as well as for their ability to drink too much alcohol with too little effect.
Israel — Ars
Unlike other gangs from all over the world, the Ars are rather religious, defying the typical definition of thug subculture. They wear plenty of gold and drive customized cheap cars.
Also, they prefer national headwear instead of the regular baseball cap. Their daily routine consists of drinking booze, listening to Israeli rap, hitting on chicks, and starting fights in public places.
South Africa — Zef
Several years ago, Zefs were rich yet uneducated arrogant individuals who were always driving a Ford Zephyrs. But then their wealth decreased and as they don’t want to admit the fact that they’re not wealthy anymore, they still try to show it.
Did you know that the members of the Die Antwoord band are Zefs?
Russia — Gopnik
Russian gangs are unique criminals. When they choose a victim, they like to talk about ‘non-heterosexual’ preferences with them, and then they decide to either steal their money or show them respect, depending on the answers. One of the most popular aspects of Gopniks is the Russian haunches.