– Be children, elderly persons or disabled migrants who tend to beg in public places and on public transport;
– Be children carrying and/or selling illicit drugs;
– Have physical impairments that appear to be the result of mutilation;
– Be children of the same nationality or ethnicity who move in large groups with only a few adults;
– Be unaccompanied minors who have been “found” by an adult of the same nationality or ethnicity;
– Move in groups while traveling on public transport: for example, they may walk up and down the length of trains;
– Participate in the activities of organized criminal gangs;
– Be part of large groups of children who have the same adult guardian;
– Be punished if they do not collect or steal enough;
– Live with members of their gang;
– Travel with members of their gang to the country of destination;
– Live, as gang members, with adults who are not their parents;
– Move daily in large groups and over considerable distances.
– New forms of gang-related crime appear;
– There is evidence that the group of suspected victims has moved, over a period of time, through a number of countries;
– There is evidence that suspected victims have been involved in begging or in committing petty crimes in another country.