Gangs

Gang Members Behind Bars

Some 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. and Puerto Rico 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, prostitution and human trafficking, and fraud. Many gang members continue to commit crimes even after being sent to jail.

The FBI is dedicated to disrupting and dismantling the most significant gangs through intelligence-driven investigations and new and longstanding initiatives and partnerships such as Safe Streets Task Forces, the National Gang Intelligence Center, and the MS-13 National Gang Task Force.

Anti-Gang Initiatives 

The Gang Threat 

Violent Home Invasion Case Illustrates Threat Posed by Gangs

Violent Home Invasion Case Illustrates Threat Posed by Gangs

Two gang members who brutally victimized an innocent couple during a violent home invasion—and left a third…