Organizations & Groups


18th street Barrio 18

18th street or Barrio 18 Gang Profile


This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on March 11, 2019. The 18th Street Gang, also known as “Barrio 18,” is one of the largest youth gangs in the Western Hemisphere. Like its better known rival, the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13), the Barrio 18 has cells operating from Central America to Canada, and has a much larger … Read more

MS13 MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha

MS13, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha gang profile.


This story originally appeared on InsightCrime.org on March 11, 2019. The Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 , is perhaps the most notorious street gang in the Western Hemisphere. While MS13 has its origins in the poor, refugee-laden neighborhoods of 1980s Los Angeles, the gang’s reach now spans from Central America to Europe. While they are largely … Read more