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Los Angeles street gang members

Los Angeles street gang members

Traditional and common for any megapolis of any country criminal group at the funeral of its member. Los Angeles street gang members

Los Angeles street gang members
Traditionally considered the Gang Capital of America, Los Angeles County has an estimated 120,000 (41,000 in the City) gang members. In the United States in 2006 there were approximately 785,000 active street gang members, according to the National Youth Gang Center. But “The Gang Book 2012” conveyed a startling statistic that Chicago has more gang members than any other city in the United States: 150,000 members. Arms trafficking, theft, human trafficking, Illegal immigration, assault, extortion, hate crimes, kidnapping, murder, pandering, financial crimes, etc. The list of the main occupation of people who are in Los Angeles gangs is long. Involved in everything that can bring profit or hurt the other gang, gang members commit crimes because of hatred, revenge, or because of greed. Now let’s look at Los Angeles gang members while they are still alive…

gang members in Los Angeles

Tattooed gangsters in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles County, law enforcement officials are aware of more than 1300 street gangs with over 150,000 members. In the City of Los Angeles alone, there are over 400 separate gangs and an estimated 39,000 gang members. “Annual Report to Congress: Creating a Safer America,” US Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2000. “Gang Reduction Strategy,” City of Los Angeles, 2007. Gangs account for approximately 43% of all homicides in Los Angeles County. Of the 1038 homicides in 2004, 454 were gang-related. Review of Homicide Crime Statistics, Criminal Justice Center, 2005.

Los Angeles has long been recognized as the epicenter of gang activity nationwide. Recent estimates indicate approximately 1,350 street gangs, with as many as 175,000 members in the FBI Los Angeles’ seven-county area of responsibility (San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange). Many gangs which today have a nationwide presence, such as the Bloods, the Crips, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), and 18th.

Los Angeles street gang members

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