Active gang members in Honduras in 2012

A report released in 2012 by the National Social Prevention, Rehabilitation and Reinsertion Program in Honduras stated that there were 4,728 active gang members in the country. The number only refers to active, full-time gang members and not sympathizers or entry-level recruits.

The gang members are associated with either the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), or the Barrio 18 (18th Street gang in the US).

Source:  Elyssa Pachico, “After Govt Crackdown, Honduras Gangs Rethink Tactics,” Insight, June 11, 2012.