25 Notoriously Dangerous Gangs

In the past we took you to the 25 most dangerous cities on Earth, but now we’re going to take a closer look at why those cities are so dangerous – notoriously dangerous gangs. With an estimated 33,000 gangs in the US alone, this list will take you on a journey through the most violent gangs in the criminal underworld. Led by some of the most powerful gangsters in the world, the gangs, mafias, and organized crime rings on this list will leave you shaking in your boots. Get ready to get your primer on crime families with these 25 Notoriously Dangerous Gangs.


The Badoo Gang

Badoo Members sitting outside during arresthttp://www.pulse.ng/gist/badoo-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-deadly-gang-id6922395.html

A relatively new yet rapidly growing gang in Lagos, the Baddo gang is a violent and ritualistic gang known for its terrifying attacks. Rather than use guns or knives on victims, the Badoo prefer to use bricks and mortars to smash the skulls of their victims.


Simon City Royals

Simon City Royals picture in front of muralhttps://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/05/white-gangs-rise-simon-city-royals-mississippi-chicago

Started in 1952 in Chicago, this gang started as working class white “greasers” who over time became one of the most violent street gangs in Chicago. In the 1970’s, they joined the Folk Nation Alliance and began admitting Hispanic, Black, and female members, making them an even more formidable presence. After a number of members were sent to prison, the Royals’ power shifted to within prisons. Now the gang is labeled as the largest criminal street gang in Mississippi and has a presence across the US.


Jamaican Posse

Jamacian Possee members with guns and covered faceshttp://www.segag.org/ganginfo/frjposse.html

Known to have an affinity for high powered assault rifles, the Jamaican Posse is well connected in the island’s government and heavily feared for its practice of ritualized killing that often involves laundry irons, butchers knives, and even vacuum cleaners.


Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC)

PCC rally above an overpasshttps://www.insightcrime.org/brazil-organized-crime-news/first-capital-command-pcc/

Found throughout the Sao Paolo prison system in Brazil as well as its numerous favelas (slums), this gang is known for kidnapping, extortion, and its ability to instill fear. In May 2006, it managed to put the entire city of Sao Paolo under siege for almost a week while gang members brutally killed police officers and burned government buildings.



Group of crips at partyhttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Crips

What started out as local gang of 16 year olds turned into one of the biggest crime organizations in the world. Trafficking in cocaine and marijuana, this gang is known for its very visible street presence. As bitter rivals with both the Bloods and numerous Hispanic street gangs, the Crips are known for wearing the color blue and carrying out extreme acts of violence.

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