Number of FARC Guerrillas in Colombia

As of November 2011, there were an estimated 8,000 members of the guerrilla group FARC in Colombia, down from the high of 17,000.

The group earns revenue through black market activities such as drug trafficking and kidnapping for ransom.

Source: Sarah Maslin Nir and Simon Romero, “Leader of FARC Guerrilla Movement Is Killed in Combat, Colombian Officials Say,” New York Times, November 5, 2011.