Gangs

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They poison our streets with drugs, violence, and all manner of crime.

Some 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. today. Many are sophisticated and well organized; all use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money-making activities, which include robbery, drug and gun trafficking, fraud, extortion, and prostitution rings. According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions, and up to 90 percent in others. We’re redoubling our efforts to disrupt and dismantle gangs through intelligence-driven investigations and new initiatives and partnerships.

In Depth

Anti-Gang Initiatives & Partnerships
- Central American Intelligence Program
- Central American Law Enforcement Exchange
- MS-13 National Gang Task Force
- National Gang Intelligence Center
- San Salvador Legal Attaché
- Transnational Anti-Gang Initiative
- Violent Gang Task Forces

Cases & Takedowns
- Statistics
- Success stories
- Photo Gallery

Other Resources
- National Gang Center
- Project Safe Neighborhoods

Learn About Gangs
- 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment
- MS-13 Threat Assessment

Help Stop Gangs
- Gang Reference Card for Parents
- Gang Toolkit for Parents, Police, Educators
- Advice from an FBI Gang Expert

All About MS-13
- Threat Assessment
- MS-13 National Gang Task Force
- Central American Intelligence Program
- Central American Law Enforcement Exchange
- Victim Takes a Stand
- Transnational Anti-Gang Initiative
- El Salvador Conference
- Ganging Up on MS-13

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Wanted by the FBI  
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ravelo_e.jpg Eduardo Ravelo
Engaging in the Affairs of an Enterprise
saenz_jl2.jpg Alvaro Chavez
Conspiracy to Possess and Distribute Cocaine
cambero_m3.jpg Merced Cambero, Jr.
Conspiracy Against Rights
morales_m.jpg Robert Morales
Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - Murder