Number of Gangs in the US
How many gangs are there in the US?
At least 30,000.
There are at least 30,000 active gangs in the United States as of the end of April 2008. This is according to the Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) of the US Department of Justice. The COPS bases this number on estimates from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, which also estimates a total of about 800,000 gang members spread out in 2,500 communities nationwide.