1. Gangs can be organized based upon race, ethnicity, territory, or money-making activities, and are generally made up of members ages 8 to 22.
  2. Gangs can be organized based upon race, ethnicity, territory, or money-makingactivities, and are generally made up of members ages 8 to 22

   3. Members of gangs wear specific articles of clothing to be recognized as part of the  group such as bandanas, hats, scarves of certain colors, or gang-related tattoos or symbols.

4. Gangs are one of the leading factors for growth of violent crimes both on and    off school property.

       5. The label gang has been applied to various groups including outlaws of the nineteenth-century American West, prison inmates, Mafioso and other  organized criminals, motorcyclists, and groups of inner city youths. Despite its diverse  application, the term gang almost always connotes involvement in disreputable or illegal activities.

6. When joining a gang, often times there is an initiation that needs to be passed.  This initiation is usually a violent crime that could include theft, murder, gang-rape, or drive-by shootings.

7. Gang members are more likely to be arrested or involved with drugs and alcohol than non-gang members.

8. 86% of US cities with a population of 100,000 or more report gang activity.According to the FBI in 2011, there were 33,000 violent street, motorcycle, and prison gangs active in the U.S., with more than 1.4 million members (a 40% increase from 2009).

9. In recent years, gangs are participating in more non-traditional crimes such as prostitution, alien smuggling, and human trafficking, identity theft, and mortgage fraud. These new, non-traditional crimes create higher profitability and lower visibility.

10. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, Oakland and Oklahoma City – are the U.S. capitals of gang homicide.Neighborhood -based gangs pose the highest rate of significant threat for violent crimes in the U.S, versus national-level street gangs, prison gangs, and outlaw motorcycle gangs

Gangs & Drugs

Street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs), and prison gangs are the primary distributors of illegal drugs on the streets of the United States. Gangs also smuggle drugs into the United States and produce and transport drugs within the country.

Street gang members convert powdered cocaine into crack cocaine and produce most of the PCP available in the United States. Gangs, primarily OMGs,(Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs)  also produce marijuana and methamphetamine. In addition, gangs increasingly are involved in smuggling large quantities of cocaine and marijuana and lesser quantities of heroin, methamphetamine, and MDMA (also known as ecstasy) into the United States from foreign sources of supply. Gangs primarily transport and distribute powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, MDMA, and PCP in the United States.

Some gangs collect millions of dollars per month selling illegal drugs, trafficking weapons, operating prostitution rings, and selling stolen property. Gangs launder proceeds by investing in real estate, recording studios, motorcycle shops, and construction companies. They also operate various cash-based businesses, such as barbershops, music stores, restaurants, catering services, tattoo parlors, and strip clubs, in order to commingle drug proceeds with funds generated through legitimate commerce.

Located throughout the country, street gangs vary in size, composition, and structure. Large, nationally affiliated street gangs pose the greatest threat because they smuggle, produce, transport, and distribute large quantities of illicit drugs throughout the country and are extremely violent. Local street gangs in rural, suburban, and urban areas pose a low but growing threat. Local street gangs transport and distribute drugs within very specific areas. These gangs often imitate the larger, more powerful national gangs in order to gain respect from rivals.


African American/Black gangs

  • Almighty Black P. Stone Nation
  • Almighty Vice Lord Nation
    • Four Corner Hustlers
  • Black Disciples
  • Black Guerilla Family
  • Black Mafia Family
  • Bloods
    • Black P. Stones (Jungles)
    • Bounty Hunter Bloods
    • Double II Set
    • Nine Trey Gangsters
    • Pirus
    • Sex Money Murda
    • United Blood Nation
  • Crips
    • East Nashville Crips
    • Du Roc Crips
    • Grape Street Watts Crips
    • Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips
    • Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips
    • Venice Shoreline Crips
  • D.C. Blacks
  • Gangster Disciples
    • OutLaw Gangster Disciples
  • Hidden Valley Kings
  • KUMI 415
  • Mickey Cobras
  • People Nation
  • Philadelphia Black Mafia
  • Zoe Pound Gang (Haitian)


  • 18th Street gang (Central Americans and Mexicans)
  • Almighty Saints (Mostly Mexican)
  • Association Ñeta (Puerto Rican)
  • Barrio Azteca (Mexican)
  • Cali Cartel (Colombian)
  • Dominicans Don't Play (Dominican)
  • Fresno Bulldogs (Mexican)
  • Ghetto Brothers (Puerto Rican)
  • Gulf Cartel (Mexican and Guatemalan)
  • Jheri Curls (Dominican)
  • Juárez Cartel (Mexican)
  • La Raza Nation (Mexican)
  • Latin Eagles (Puerto Rican)
  • Latin Kings (Puerto Rican and Mexican)
  • Los Zetas (Mexican)
  • Mara Salvatrucha (Salvadoran)
  • Maniac Latin Disciples (Puerto Rican)
  • Medellín Cartel (Colombian)
  • Mexican Mafia (Mexican)
  • MS-13 (Salvadoran)
  • Ñetas (Puerto Rican)
  • Norteños (Mexican)
  • Nuestra Familia (Mexican)
  • Playboyz (Hispanic)
  • Puro Tango Blast (Hispanics and others)
  • Sinaloa Cartel (Mexican)
  • Spanish Gangster Disciples (Hispanics and others)
  • Sureños (Mexican)
    • 38th Street gang
    • The Avenues
    • Clanton 14
    • Culver City Boys 13
    • El Monte Flores 13
    • Logan Heights Gang
    • Tooner Ville Rifa 13
    • Varrio Nuevo Estrada
    • Santa Monica 13
  • Tijuana Cartel (Mexican)
  • Trinitarios (Dominican)
  • Marielitos (Cuban)

Asian gangs

  • Asian Boyz, Southeast Asians (Mostly Vietnamese and Cambodians)
  • Bahala Na Gang, Filipino
  • Big Circle, Chinese
  • Black Dragons, Chinese
  • Born to Kill (gang), Vietnamese
  • Flying Dragons, Chinese and Vietnamese
  • Four Seas Gang, Chinese
  • Fullerton Boys, Korean
  • Ghost Shadows, Chinese
  • Indian Mafia, (Indian)
  • Jackson Street Boys, Chinese and Vietnamese
  • Kkangpae, Korean
  • King Cobras, Polynesian
  • Menace of Destruction, Hmong
  • On Leong Tong, Chinese
  • Satanas (gang), (Filipino)
  • Snakeheads, Chinese
  • Sun Yee On, Chinese
  • Triad, Chinese
  • Yakuza, Japanese
  • Wah Ching, Chinese
  • Wah Kee, Singaporean and Malaysian
  • Wo Hop To, Hong Kong
  • Wo Shing Wo, Chinese, Vietnamese, and others
  • Yamaguchi-gumi, Japanese and Korean
  • Yoshitomi Group, Japanese
  • Tiny Rascal gang, Cambodians
  • 14K, Cantonese

Prison gangs

  • 211 Crew (white supremacist)
  • Aryan Brotherhood (white supremacist)
  • Aryan Circle (white supremacist)
  • Asian Boyz
  • European Kindred (white supremacist)
  • Public Enemy No. 1 (white supremacist)
  • Dead Man Inc. (Mostly White)
  • Black Guerrilla Family
  • Bloods
  • Crips
  • D.C. Blacks
  • KUMI 415
  • Mara Salvatrucha
  • Folk nation
  • Mexican Mafia
  • Mexikanemi
  • Netas
  • Nuestra Familia
  • Puro Tango Blast
  • Texas Syndicate
  • Trinitario
  • United Blood Nation
  • Wah Ching
  • Zoe Pound Gang

Gang tattoos&signs

211 crew gang tattoo

Rival gangs


Children and gangs

Nowadays, kids are constantly getting into trouble at home and at school, joining gangs, using illegal drugs and getting arrested because of peer pressure. To show loyalty to the gang, kids wear gang colors, use gang signs and commit crimes that have negative impact on children's lives. Gangs activity is so bad that the television network MSNBC, created the shows called Lockup (adults in prison) and Scared Straight (to try to help delinquent children). These two T.V. programs show what can happen to your life if gang activity continues and highlights the long-term consequences of bad behavior and gang association.

Gang information

Joining a gang generally involves associating with gang members, gaining the acceptance of important members within the gang, and eventually being admitted (Spergel 1995). In many cases, adolescents will hang out with gang members for up to a year before making a commitment to join (Decker and Van Winkle 1996). Initiation rites, which range from being beaten by a row of gang members ("walking the line"), to committing a crime or harming a member of an opposing gang are sometimes required to join a gang, but are often inconsistently applied (Fleisher 1998; Spergel 1995; Miller 2001). Many gangs also actively recruit new members, especially when gang membership is low. Martin Sanchez-Jankowski (1991) offered three typologies of gang recruitment: (1) Fraternity—the gang advertises itself as, "cool, hip, the social thing to be in"; (2) Obligation—the gang appeals to a person's sense of community; and (3) Coercion—the gang uses physical and psychological intimidation.(something similar to fact number 6)

The youths who join gangs do so for a variety of reasons. Common motives include camaraderie; a sense of belonging; status; new and exciting experiences; access to drugs and alcohol; and monetary opportunities through illegal markets. In most cases, youths believe that the gang will provide them with things they could not otherwise obtain. Many gang members report that they joined gangs because of the protection they offered. Youths who live in areas with gangs may be harassed, assaulted, or even killed if they do not belong to a gang, and friends who are tough and have knowledge of the streets may protect them. However, they may also be harmed if they belong to the wrong gang.

Research findings are inconclusive as to whether gangs actually protect their members from violence. Gangs may reduce victimization by encouraging their members to develop a protective group identity, as well as by providing physical protection in dangerous neighborhoods and situations such as confrontations with other gangs (Sanchez-Jankowski 1991). However, as noted earlier, gangs often use violence when initiating new members, and violence is frequently used as a way of controlling members. In addition, female gang members have heightened risks of sexual victimization by the males in their gangs (Miller 2001). Gang disputes, rivalries, and "wars" with other gangs further increase the likelihood that gang members will be victimized, as do conflicts with police and other authorities (Klein 1995; Miller 2001; Sanchez-Jankowski 1991; Venkatesh 2000). In the late 1980s, gang violence increased both in frequency and seriousness as gang-related homicides escalated with the spread of drive-by shootings and other gun attacks (Sanders 1994). Gang homicides have since declined, and by the century's end, youth homicides had declined for several years (Blumstein 2000).


So to all this information and facts based upon gangs,gangs and drugs,children and gangs,crimes caused by gangs,and gangs of all types,what they do,rivalry and or type of crimes,it all comes down to a solution,so according to all my research and information i came down to an ending/solution to my beautiful and with a few flaws hard work.SO,as me and you can clearly see that gangs are causing to much violence,encouraging kids to join one to be cool or be followers or being scared because they cant back out once there in (there for being killed because gangs don't want there information exposed to others and wanting people to know what drugs they have and where there at),gangs are causing to much trouble ,leading too many people into the wrong path,and causing riots.


"11 Facts About Gangs." 11 Facts About Gangs. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015.

"Drugs and GangsFast Facts." Drugs and Gangs Fast Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2015.

"Biker Shootout: Are More Gang Members Headed to Texas? -" CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 19 May 2015.

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