Number of gang members in the United States in 2011

The Federal Bureau of Investigations reported that there are an estimated 1.4 million gang members in the United States in 2011.

Many gangs in the country, such as the Bloods and Crips, are invovled in financial crimes such as mortgage fraud, identity theft and selling counterfeit goods.

Source: Jeremy Pelofsky, “Gangs growing, turning to financial crimes: FBI,” Reuters, October 21, 2011.