and Puerto Rico today,” the FBI reports. “Many are sophisticated and well organized; all use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money-making activities, which include robbery, drug and gun trafficking, prostitution and human trafficking, and fraud.”
“Many gang members continue to commit crimes even after being sent to jail,” the FBI reports.
The 1.4 million figure for the number of gang members is as big or bigger than four of the Top 10 largest cities in the U.S. — San Antonio, Texas, 1.3 million; San Diego, California, 1.3 million; Dallas, Texas, 1.1 million; and San Jose, California, 945,942.
The FBI has numerous entities working to combat the gang problem, including the Safe Streets Task Forces, the National Gang Intelligence Center, and Transnational Anti-Gang Task Forces.
The NGIC, established by Congress in 2005, “integrates gang intelligence from across federal, state, and local law enforcement on the growth, migration, criminal activity, and association of gangs that pose a significant threat to the U.S.Read more at Breitbart