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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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)
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.