In fact the word ‘’Gang’’ was just used to express a group or band of people like a club. But nowadays it has more negative tone. Today ‘’Gang’’ means a group of people coming together for some criminal actions or other antisocial purpose. Check out 10 most dangerous gangs in the world .

10 – Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra

Cosa Nostra

The word ‘’Cosa Nostra’’ is an Italian word which means ‘’ our thing’’ in english. Cosa Nostra finds its roots in New York’s lower east side with the start of Italian immigration to the States. They are one of the most famous Sicilian Mafia in world. It is told that they have approximately 25,000 members total, with 250,000 affiliates worldwide. They are also known to collaborate with other international organized crime groups from all over the world, especially for drug traffic.

09 – Crips

Crips

Crips

Crips is an african-american gang which were founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1969. They started as a local gang and turned into one of the biggest crime groups in the world. They are known for wearing blue clothes and carrying blue bandanas. It is believed that they have 30,000 to 35,000 members. They are extremely bitter rivals towards the Bloods gang. They are known to be involved in murders, robberies, and drug dealing. Also with famous ‘’Crib Walk’’ dance.

08 – Wah Ching

Wah Ching

Wah Ching

They are Chinese gang and also known as ‘’Dub C’’ which is founded in San Francisco during the early 1960s. Wah Ching is composed mainly of young men. Most of their operations are focused around money laundering and financial crimes in Los Angeles and eastern Asia. And for real they are good at making money.

07 – Yakuza

Yakuza

Yakuza

Traditional Japanese gang. Members of yakuza gang are required to cut all ties with their family to prove their loyalty to their gang boss. It is told that they have more than 102,000 members in the world.

06 – Bloods

Bloods

Bloods

Famous Los Angeles gang founded in 1972 as a club. Also known as the biggest rivals of Cribs. They are known with their ‘’red’’ clothes and bandanas. . The gang is separated into “sets,” which have their own tactics, especially when it comes to recruiting. Their members identify themselves through various gang indicators such as colors, clothing, symbols, tattoos, jewelry, graffiti, language, and also hand signs.

05 – 18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang also known as M18 is a ruthless criminal organization started in Los Angeles California. It is believed that they have more than 65.000 members in 120 cities. They are rivals with Bloods,MS13 and Cribs. They have brutal rules like ‘’18 seconds beating’’ by their gang fellows to show proper respect to gang.

04 – Los Zetas

Los Zetas

Los Zetas

It is a Mexican origin gang and one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world. Killing people is daily routie for Los Zetas members. As of 2012, Los Zetas has control over 11 states in Mexico, making it the drug cartel with the largest territory in the country. They are generally located and active in Mexico but they also have connections with United States.

03 – Aryan Brotherhood

Aryan Brotherhood

Aryan Brotherhood

Also known as The Brand, the AB, or the One-Two. They are responsible for 1/4 of prison murders in the United States. If you want to be a member, you should kill someone they wanted. They have about 20,000 members in and out of prison in the United States.

02 – Latin Kings

Latin Kings

Latin Kings

They are the best organized latin gang in the world. Latin Kings street gang was formed in Chicago in the 1940s. At first members were mostly Puerto Rican. But today gang is dominated by Mexicans. Although they aren’t as violent as many of the other gangs they do engage in a fair share of illegal money making activities including contract killings.

01 – Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13)

Mara Salvatrucha

Mara Salvatrucha

Without doubt, MS-13 is the most ruthless and deadliest gang in the world. They were started in California. Today they have more than 70.000 members. Mara Salvatrucha makes all of these other gangs seem like foolish people selling drugs. Mara Salvatrucha known for drug smuggling, black market gun sales, theft, contract killing, human trafficking, and assault, especially on law enforcement. They don’t care about any kind of victims even kids and women.

Source: Wiki , National Geographic

  • juelz

    you really got update dat shyt lating king aint popping no moreee

  • DaeDae

    lol…dude wrote crips is founded by blacks (which is was) but had a photo of Asian Boyz…(who in someways are crips relative or allies with crips.) BUT STILL, haha i think you should change it to a black crip.

    • Noah

      The black guys are in the back. Just a heads up.

    • Katie

      How can you look at a photo and instantly assume you know what race they are. Maybe you should go tell the dudes in the photo they shouldnt be in there, see how far that gets you lol.

      • guest

        um..you dont need to “assume” their race. you can literally just see it. if I see a black person i’m going to go ahead and “Assume” they’re black. are you stupid?

        • Mariela

          You sound like a really dummy. Maybe you were the one to teach DaeDae all of his tricks. I believe what Katie meant to say was just because the color of his skin is black or white, it does not mean that they are either African American or Italian. but I guess I have to give your ignorance some credit because you did say “Assume”, and you already know what assuming does….You A$$ Genius ; )

          • guest

            so you’re saying I shouldn’t assume those twenty asian-looking people are asian? You’re right, maybe they’re black. Look at me, making crazy assumptions.

          • Mariela

            Genius, what I’m saying is just because I see a white person walking down the street, I shouldn’t immediately conclude they are Italian. They could be German, Irish, Russian, etc you get my point. Your sarcasm really doesn’t make any sense by the way. How frustrating. Listen, at the end of the day, you have the freedom to do and say as you please. Continue. I apologize for interfering.

          • HM88

            you guys are arguing about dumb issues better off read this: real information for you:
            nice article but, you left out the Mexican mafia (CA) which controls, MS-13, 18 street, and not say “control” but los zetas is very close alias to Mexican Mafia (MM, Eme, La Eme, Black Hand). so to me your list is very wrong. A gang that controls d3 of your top 10 gangs is not on here is wired and lack of research or knowledge. AB should be 2 by the way or Sinaloa cartel. nice idea but horrible data/ information…

  • im not a gang member

    this person only has half his facts rite if that. lol and do ur homework on the zetas dummy. our own us government labeld them as MOST technologically advanced, sophisticated, dangerous cartel IN MEXICO. strait across from texas now ppl underestimate wrong ppl cuz u think u know knoloedg. cnt even spell crip lol

    • Drizz

      you cant even spell “knowledge”

    • Drizz

      ..and if you knew your history.. you would know that the “Crips” first started out naming themselves “Cribs.” Cribs meaning how young (14-17 yr. olds) they all were when they were first starting the organization (gang). They later changed it to Crips because in the 70’s, the gang members all walked around with pimp canes with a limp walk.. therefore looking “crippled.” So this dude was actually correct stating that they were all “Cribs.”

      • HM88

        Good job!!! a lot of Crips themselves don’t even know this shit!

    • Drizz

      You can’t even spell “Knowledge.” Who are you to make fun of someone’s grammar.

  • dumb

    Here “in the world” means only founded in USA.

  • taco taco burrito burrito

    18 street is the realist F the maras and latin kings

    • ShadeCray

      F u jito! Aryan clan,1 2 cray

  • سعيد مرفاوي

    Are they capture all the bands

  • Is

    Wher is D company?

  • Mick

    Bloods more dangerous than Crips? Please don’t let me laugh..

    • logan

      so true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • logan

    lots of that is not true

  • El Han

    Are you sure you know what you’re talking about? The Yakuza is the largest gang in the world. The Sicilian Mafia is one of the most notorious criminal organizations and you don’t even include the Russian Mafiya. And you put Wah Ching when there are gangs like the Sun Yee On and 14k. And what about the 5 Families in NY?

    • vito the wop.

      Sicilian mafia isn’t anything special. Most they do is shake down hard working people, and fight among themselves. So many other organizations make those wops their bitch. The mafia is only notorious because of Hollywood and greasy hair Jersey Shore wops that act like mafia is the hardest group ever.

  • Robert Downer

    Gang-bangers are nothing more then POS. Big bad @sses who need guns to solve there problems. Should line up everyone Gang-banger and shoot them all….Problem solved.

    • Noah

      Dude that’s genocide!! If they are that bad get the national guard

    • Neals van Bergen

      I fully agree with you! Kill ‘em all!!!

  • MVP RECCORDS

    Dang tht sucks gangs are bad so bad BUT WAIT WHT BOUT NWA G-UNIT AND STUFF LIKE THT WHT GANG DID FIDDY USE TO BE IN JK I’m jus messin

  • Noah

    The dude didn’t mention that people join gangs because nobody at home cares about them so they think these guys do! Wanna know what’s funny? Gangs call themselves family! They turn on their so called “family”! He also didn’t mention that the Aryan brotherhood has killed more prosecutors and law enforcement than most of these gangs listed! And that they are Nio Nazis.

    • Human Being

      The Aryan brotherhood are not neo nazis. They are a criminal organization that has the main intention of making money. If you knew anything, you’d know that the main “gang symbol” of the Aryan Brotherhood is a shamrock. Not a swastika.

      • HM88

        Great!! that is spot on!

  • Aravind

    related to top gang……”even kids and women”…..so is it relatively less immoral to kill a man as compared to killing a woman? why club women with “kids”?

  • tree12

    The Yakuza is not a gang but one of the most organized crime syndicates in the world. They have a huge influence on the Japanese government and operate on an international scale. They would wipe out most of the “gangs” on this list. Also the picture you have up for them is a Chinese gang. Most Yakuza do not like to show their tattoos, they do not go around telling everyone they are part of the Yakuza. They have been around since the days of the samurai and they will properly be here for the rest of humanity. I would compare them to low level street gangs.

    • sekai

      so true…yakuza never show their tattoos.,those guys in the pic are F**** posers, they ca wipe out most of the gans.,you ca tell it by the numbers, and influences.

      • Mrteenwolf

        dont forget the traids, was also dated quite a while back as well probably like 1000 years…. quite similar to the yakuza

  • do da dippity

    For the MS 13 picture, those are 18th street gang members…

  • eefeezy

    Where the hell is the Mexican Mafia on this list? That should be #1 on the list!

  • Guest

    Latinos are the most dangerous gansta so far!

  • nidou bossy

    Latinos are the most dangerous gangsta so far!

  • Ron Nixon

    Dude, you forgot to list the tea party. They are an American gang, predominantly white, ran by extremely wealthy white men who have convinced a bunch of people living in trailers who are broke as he’ll that they should not be taxed. Their primary source of income comes from stealing oil and selling it to Americans for dollars on the penny. They have also been known to rape little boys but use there catholic religion to justify their hunger. Well folks, there you have it. The tea party, gang number 11

    • Guy Smalley

      what a tool

  • Peds

    The pic thats meant to be yakuza is a pic of young triads just have to look at the art work on then and you would see that

    And the number one gang in the world is The Mungiki with well over 150 000 members

  • Peds

    Them*

  • Fooling Yourself

    They all come in the United States of America, that only means they are funded or Owned by Government or Some of the Most Powerful person in America.

  • dark_scheduler13

    hai

    dark_scheduler13

  • dark_scheduler13

    what a nice gang my gang name is immunity gang

  • dark_scheduler13

    lol

  • Fab Ian

    this aint yakuza just cuz they are asian u dumbass… u can even see on the beer bottles it says beijing 2008 olympics these are some chinese dudes

  • dark angel

    its nice but do you mind Joining our gANG???

  • dark_scheduler13

    do you have a gang fights giuz….ahhmm well its underground bottle with the assasin you know!!!!

  • spider

    it takes more guts to be are blood then a crip because we are out number

  • Mrteenwolf

    You know whats more dangerous, the Yakuza, Triads, and then later came the Italian mafias man tell you what they dated right back in the old times…. before guns were invented, right were people had to use sticks and stones and if you’re lucky you may find yourself with swords/spears… now you tell me these guys are dangerous?? bitch, please cross with one of the Yakuza or triads or any the three gangs I mention before.. they may actually kill all of your crips or gangs, but you see they know better than that, why it all comes down to “business”. you get the money I get the weaponry/drugs what ever business they have in common.. if few kills there and there doesn’t really matter but if business goes out of control well that’s different story.

  • Cory

    Please, Americans gangs don’t even come close to most dangerous in the world. Pure Hollywood bullshit.

  • Joseph A. Smith

    who ever wrote this knows nothing about gangs!! The Gangster Disciples is the most dangerous gang in the U.S.

    • Renu

      Why because they have memebers in the music business? Lol weak ass gang has like 500 members

  • Liberalism=Mental Disorder

    All these guys are pu$$ies one on one. They need to run with their gang buddies to come off as some tough guy. I would absolutely destroy every single one of these dorks in a one on one street fight.

    • jay

      There’s another massive group that refuses to fight “fairly”- the US Army.

  • Robert

    they didin’t include SUR 13? they are the biggest and most powerfull gang.. they should be on the #1 .. and Los Zetas isint a gang u idiots. its a mexican cartel from mexico that operates in mexico and us, has a strong influence on the mexican and us goverment. get ur facts right

    • Renu

      Do you know the meaning of a Gang? You might want to get YOUR facts straight before talking out of your ass. SUR13? Lol what an idiot.

  • Sukhmeet Dhingra

    Where is the Taliban and Al Qaida, they both have entire countries that followed them, clearly not as risky as these gangs.

  • jay

    Those guys are Chinese, not Japanese Yaks

  • Rah74

    The G D nation was not mention. 74 all day!!!

  • David hughes

    The twats with the face tattoos make me laugh they do this to try and look tough. Lets face it if the government ever sent in the troops and pulled no punches these pussies wouldn’t last a week so in my book this makes the government the No 1 gang not the wannabes listed here.

    • HM88

      Preach………………. that’s right!!! listen 425th “live from Iraq” album real talk young men doing real work over there!!! Hooah!!!
      nice article but, you left out the Mexican mafia (CA) which controls, MS-13, 18 street, and not say “control” but los zetas is very close alias to Mexican Mafia (MM, Eme, La Eme, Black Hand). so to me your list is very wrong. A gang that controls d3 of your top 10 gangs is not on here is wired and lack of research or knowledge. AB should be 2 by the way or Sinaloa cartel. nice idea but horrible data/ information…

  • HM88

    nice article but, you left out the Mexican mafia (CA) which controls, MS-13, 18 street, and not say “control” but los zetas is very close alias to Mexican Mafia (MM, Eme, La Eme, Black Hand). so to me your list is very wrong. A gang that controls d3 of your top 10 gangs is not on here is wired and lack of research or knowledge. AB should be 2 by the way or Sinaloa cartel. nice idea but horrible data/ information…

  • giorgos

    Cosa nostra and yakuza are not gangs they are mafias,fully organized crime syndicates.

    And if you put all mafias and gangs all together in the list ,the list of “ALL TIME LARGEST AND MOST WORLD AFFECTING MAFIAS,GANGS AND OTHER CRIME SYNDICATES” would be ABOUTT like that:

    1.ITALIAN-AMERICAN MAFIA (aka cosa nostra at his prime)
    2.RUSSIAN MAFIA
    3.CHINESE TRIADS
    4.YAKUZA
    5.COLOMBIAN DRUG CARTEL
    6.LA EME (mexican mafia at his prime)
    7.LOS ZETAS
    8.IRISH MOB
    9.ARYAN BROTHERHOOD
    10.CAMORRA(NAPOLITAN MAFIA)
    11.ISRAELI MAFIA
    12.NDRAGHETA
    13.SERBIAN MAFIA
    14.JAMAICAN-BRITISH YARDIES
    15.STIDDA (big part of sicilian mafia but separated)16BLOODS,
    16.ALBANIAN MAFIA
    17.SERBIAN MAFIA
    18.MS-13
    19.LATIN KINGS
    20.BLOODS
    21.SURENOS 13
    22.18TH STREET
    23.CRIPS
    24.TEXAS SYNDICATE
    25.LA NUESTRA FAMILIA

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  • mack

    Lazy? insecured? don’t have guts to live simple yet productive life? join the gang and die early.

  • connor

    none are as big as the nazi were

  • tobhen

    Seems to be a lot missing in this list. I understand the need to have MS-13 high up, but why bloods/crips and not Camorra or
    Solntsevskayta Bratva (Russian), why 18th street and latin kings and not Sinaloa/Gulf Cartel.

    One more thing:
    “Cosa Nostra finds its roots in New York’s lower east side with the start of Italian immigration to the States”

    No it doesn’t, it finds its roots in Sicily around mid 19th century.

    “They are one of the most famous Sicilian Mafia in world”

    “cosa nostra” is a collective term for the Sicilian mafia. There is just one Sicilian mafia..