Last year, 532 people were murdered in Chicago with much of that violence attributed to gang activity throughout the city. Chicago is home to many gangs including several of the largest Latino gangs.
According to reports, Latino gang membership is on the rise. Much of the Latino gang activity occurs on the West Side of the city, in places like Humboldt Park.
Further strengthening the Latino gangs hold on their “home” territory is the formation of key alliances.
Currently the two rivaling alliances operating in Chicago are the People Nation (made up of the Latin Kings, Vice Lords, Black P. Stones, Latin Kings, Gaylords, South Side Popes, Insane Unknowns, Mickey Cobras, Four Corner Hustlers) and Folk Nation (made up of the Black Disciples, Gangster Disciples, La Raza Nation, Spanish Cobras, Latin Eagles, Maniac Latin Disciples, Simon City Royals, and Gangster Two-Six).
Find out more about Latino gangs in Chicago below.
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