Which are the most dangerous gangs in America in 2018? Insider Monkey has investigated you the answers. Nowadays the word “gang” is closely associated with criminal activity. If you look up world top gangster lists, you will probably come across very familiar names like Pablo Escobar, El Chapo, Al Capone and many others, who are often also on the lists of richest underworld dons in the world. They built their empires on illegal activities (mostly), and if you look for information for richest gangsters alive today, the most common name you will come across is that of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, nicknamed “El Chapo” for his short stature (5’6”). He’s still alive and kicking and no wonder that he is one of the top 10 gangsters in the world in 2017. Speaking of gangsters, he managed to escape twice from the prison, the first time in 2001.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the most dangerous gangs in America in 2018 from their list.
The first one is Black Guerilla Family. It was founded in the 1960s at Saint Quentin State prison. Crips are strongly aligned with Black Guerilla Family which stands tall against other race-based gangs such as the Aryan Brotherhood or the Mexican Mafia. Just like most of the other gangs, the main source of income is a distribution of drugs. The second gang should be Trinitarios. Trinitarios are the largest Dominican-American street and prison gang on the East Coast of United States. Name of the gang represents three Dominican revolutionaries who established the independent Dominican Republic in 1844: Juan Pablo Duarte, Francisco del Rosario Sanchez, and Matias Ramon Mella. These three founded a secret society called La Trinitaria (The Trinity). Gang Trinitarios was founded within the New York prison system, and eventually, it became one of the fastest growing street gangs, especially in New York and New Jersey. At last, but not least here’s The Mexican Mafia. The Mexican Mafia (often referred to as La Eme) originated as a prison gang in the U.S. but soon spread its “empire” from the penitentiary to the streets of Los Angeles. They use fear and violence to intimidate people and silence anyone who defies them. The main source of income is extortion of drug dealers and distribution of drug inside and outside of prisons.