Texas is home to some very violent and dangerous gangs. We have all the details.

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Photo by Raphael Bernhart on Unsplash

According to World Population View there are around 33,000 gangs in the USA that consist of prison gangs, local street gangs, and national street gangs.

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What States In the USA Have The Most Gangs?

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Idaho
  • New Mexico
  • Illinois
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Photo by Brian Lundquist on Unsplash

In most jurisdictions, American gangs are accountable for approximately 48% of violent crimes. The majority of gang activity, particularly violent crimes connected to gangs, occurs in major cities and their surrounding suburbs.

Gaming, drug and weapon trafficking, white-collar crimes such as identity theft, fraud, and counterfeiting, as well as prostitution and human trafficking, are all known to be carried out by gangs. These days, gangs are more involved in unconventional crimes like identity theft and mortgage fraud. These new, non-traditional crimes are more profitable and have less visibility.

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Photo by The Ride Academy on Unsplash

What Gangs Are In Texas?

  • Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

According to The Southern Poverty Law Center:

Founded in the early 1980s, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, also known as the ABT, the Tip and Ace Deuce, is an unrelated knockoff of the racist prison gang Aryan Brotherhood. It is one of the deadliest prison gangs in the Texas Department of Prisons, and also a statewide crime syndicate. Like the Aryan Brotherhood, the ABT has a strictly hierarchical leadership structure and has members both inside the state’s prisons and on the streets.


  • Aryan Circle

According To The Anti-Defamation League:

The Aryan Circle is the second-largest white supremacist prison gang in Texas and one of the largest such gangs in the United States.


  • Texas Syndicate

According To Wikipedia:

The Texas Syndicate is a mostly Texas-based street and prison gang consisting of predominantly Mexican American membership. The Texas Syndicate, unlike the Mexican Mafia or Nuestra Familia, has been more associated or allied with Mexican immigrant prisoners


  • Texas Mexican Mafia

According To Wikipedia:

Mexikanemi, also known as the Texas Mexican Mafia, is a Mexican-American prison and street gang established in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison system in 1984. It functions separately from the original California Mexican Mafia, and members consider themselves primarily tied to the area of Aztlán, formerly Mexican territories in the southwestern United States. The group engages in a wide range of illegal activities including drug trafficking, loan sharking, and money laundering.


  • Crips (various cliques)

According To Wikipedia:

The Crips are one of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States. The gangs' members have been involved in murders, robberies and drug dealing, among other crimes.


  • Bloods (various cliques)

According To Wikipedia:

The Bloods are a primarily African-American street gang founded in Los Angeles, California.  It is identified by the red color worn by its members and by particular gang symbols, including distinctive hand signs.


  • Bandidos

According To Wikipedia:

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Bandido Nation, is an outlaw motorcycle club with a worldwide membership. Formed in San Leon, Texas, in 1966, the Bandidos MC is estimated to have between 2,000 and 2,500 members and 303 chapters located in 22 countries, making it the second-largest motorcycle club in the world. Numerous law enforcement and international intelligence agencies classify the Bandidos as an organized crime syndicate.


  • Latin Kings

According To Wikipedia:

The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN, ALKN, or LKN, also known as simply Latin Kings) is one of the largest Caribbean and Latino street and prison gangs worldwide. The gang was founded by Puerto Ricans in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954.

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