18th Street Gang

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The 18th Street Gang, also known as "M18", "Calle 18", "Barrio 18", "La18" or "Mara-18" in Central America, is a multi-ethnic transnational criminal organization that started as a street gang in the Rampart area of Los Angeles, California. Believed to have been founded near 18th Street and Union Avenue in the Rampart District of Los Angeles, this gang is considered to be the largest transnational criminal gang in Los Angeles and it is estimated that there are tens of thousands of members in Los Angeles County alone. Even though 18th Street are estimated to have approximately 15,000 members in Los Angeles County, they are actually a collection of approximately 20 separate individual autonomous gangs operating under the same label with separate barrios. Their wide-ranging activities and elevated status has even caught the eye of the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who recently initiated wide-scale raids against known and suspected gang members netting hundreds of arrests across the country. The FBI has documented close to 65,000 active gang members and they are active in 120 cities in 37 U.S. states. The majority of 18th Street cliques operating throughout Southern California are the result of Los Angeles members migrating to other areas and establishing their own cliques. 18th Street cliques have been identified in 120 cities in 37 states and the District of Columbia in the United States, as well as Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Canada and possibly Australia.

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1. 18th Street, [Bebitos] – Los Angeles – Northeast
2. 18th Street, [7th & Broadway] – Los Angeles – downtown


3.18th Street, [Cyclones (CCNS), Mid Valley Gangsters (MVGS), Friar Locos, Pequeños (PQS), PeeWee Winos (PWS), Tiny Vets (TVS), Pachucos (PQS)] – Los Angeles – North Hollywood

Westside 4.18th Street, [51st, 54th, Tiny Winos] – Los Angeles – South LA

5. 18th Street, [Columbia Lil Cycos (CLCS), 3rd Street Gangsters] – Los Angeles – Westlake
6. 18th Street, [Pico Locos, Grand View (GVLS), Hoover Tiny Locos (HVLS), Red Shield (RS)] – Los Angeles – Pico Union
7. 18th Street, [South Central, Wall Street Gangsters, Los Gangsters (LGS)] – Los Angeles - South LA
8. 18th Street, [Shatto Park Locos (SPLs), Siete (7), Shadow] – Los Angeles – Westlake
9. 18th Street [Los Players] – Los Angeles – South LA
10. 18th Street, [Smiley Drive, Alcase, Tiny Malditos, Lil Lowks, Rancho Park (RPK)] – Los Angeles – South LA
11. 18th Street, [TLS] – Los Angeles – South LA, Jefferson Park
12. 18th Street, [Rimpau] – Los Angeles – Midtown
13. 18th Street, [King Blvd Gangsters (KBGS)] – Los Angeles – South LA
14. 18th Street, [Hollywood Gangster] – Los Angeles – Hollywood
15. 18th Street 106th, [Tiny Winos (TWS), (CSGS)] – Inglewood


18th Street, Baldwin Park

17. 18th Street, South Gate
18. 18th Street, [Kdubs (KWS), Diablos, Midget Locos, Tiny Winos] – Cudahy
19. 18th Street, [Tiny Devils] – Bellflower
20. 18th Street, Long Beach


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