There is more than one meaning to the phrase menace to society. If someone is a menace to society then they are dangerous to be around and they should not be free in society. Menace to society quotes also show that this was a popular movie title in the 1990s about inner city gangsters and criminals. Gang members are considered a menace to society because they are willing to commit violence and hurt innocent bystanders on order to reach their goals. In some of the larger cities in the USA, and in other countries, teen gang members and urban violence are very big problems. The individuals involved are a menace to society because they do not care who gets hurt, and anyone who happens to get in their way or oppose them is fair game for being assaulted or even murdered.