The acronym "CRIP" commonly refers to the gang founded in Los Angeles during the late 1960s, known as the Crips. The Crips are estimated to have between 30,000 and 35,000 members and over 800 Crips sets throughout the United States, according to Gangs.org.
Many local Crips sets throughout the country are independent from the original Los Angeles Crips. These sets are loosely structured, and sets in general can contain anywhere from three to 100 members and can be anything from highly structured organized-crime groups to juvenile kids participating in local crimes.
The acronym "CRIP" also stands for "Community Revolution in Progress," "Christ Rest in Peace," "Chicago Rock Island Pacific" and "cysteine-rich intestinal protein."