[link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7227088.stm]From the BBC[/link] Glasgow is blighted by "epidemic" levels of drug and alcohol abuse and has the same number of teenage gangs as London, according to a think tank. The CSJ, which was set up by the former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith, pinpointed a severe youth crime problem in the city. It warned that there were 170 teenage gangs in Glasgow - the same number as in London, despite it having just a sixth of the population of the English capital. The proportion of young people not in employment, education or training was about 18% - 50% more than the Scottish average and roughly twice that of Manchester. Glasgow also had the second worst exam pass rate at Standard level in the whole of Scotland, according to the report.