There are, on average, 2,000 gang-related homicides each year, according to 2007 through 2012 data from the National Youth Gang Center. Comparatively, there are around 15,500 murders in the United States each year.Know More
Statistics show that about 67 percent of the 2,000 gang-related murders occur in large cities that have populations over 100,000. Only 17 percent of these homicides occurred in suburban areas. Large cities saw a 28 percent increase in gang-related deaths from 2011 until 2012, and in cities known to have a large gang population such as Los Angeles and Chicago, gang murders account for around half of all homicides each year.
In smaller cities and rural areas, of those that had known gangs, 75 percent reported no gang-related deaths in 2012.Learn more about Crime
The most commonly cited initiation tactic for the "Bloods" gang is called "the car bump tactic," wherein an initiate bumps a car in order to get the driver to stop, opening up the opportunity for a robbery. Another possible initiation is to call the police with reports of minor disturbances with the intent of pulling off more deadly attacks.Full Answer >
There isn't a type of bandana called a gang bandana, but gang members sometimes wear bandanas to signify their affiliation with a particular gang. The color varies depending on the gang.Full Answer >
Nearly every member of the law enforcement community will agree, the average civilian either lacks the familiarity or the proximity to accurately identify gang tattoos or symbols. More than this, symbolism varies from one organization to the next, and virtually nothing is universal.Full Answer >
The Bloods gang does not have a specific founder, but the Pirus gang teamed up with other street gangs to form a new group to resist the influence of the Crips. The Pirus gang, also known as the Piru Street Family, was originally a subgroup of the Crips, but it became its own group after an internal gang war in the 1970s.Full Answer >