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
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 >
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 >
The West Side Verdugo was a Latino gang in San Bernardino, Calif., that gained national attention during the "Dead Presidents" case of 2000. The gang was once the largest in the city, but it is unclear if it still exists as of 2014.Full Answer >
Black and red are the colors worn on clothing and used for identification by the Black Disciples, an African-American street gang. The gang is based in Chicago, Ill., and was formed in 1960 by David Barksdale.Full Answer >