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They poison our streets with drugs, violence, and all manner of crime.

Thousands of violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs are criminally active in the U.S. today. Many of these gangs—some with international ties—are sophisticated and well organized; all use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money-making activities, which include drug and gun trafficking, robbery, fraud, extortion, human trafficking, sex trafficking, and prostitution. The FBI focuses its efforts to disrupt and dismantle gangs on intelligence-driven investigations, effective initiatives, and domestic and international law enforcement partnerships.

In Depth

Anti-Gang Initiatives & Partnerships
- Central American Intelligence Program
- Central American Law Enforcement Exchange
- MS-13 National Gang Task Force
- National Gang Intelligence Center
- Transnational Anti-Gang Initiative
- Violent Gang Task Forces

Other Resources
- 2015 National Gang Report
- National Gang Center
- Project Safe Neighborhoods

Help Stop Gangs
- Gang Reference Card for Parents
- Gang Toolkit for Parents, Police, Educators