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Congratulations to MATGF and Stop Houston Gangs partner HPD, recipient of the 2013 IACP Webber Seavy Award for Quality in Law Enforcement.

About / Purpose of the The Houston Gangs Website 

Due to the growth of gang membership nationally and as a preventative measure, the Stop Houston Gangs Task Force has created this website to educate the public about criminal gangs and provide a way for residents to report tips to thwart the potential threat.  This community policing initiative has been designed to help keep our neighborhoods and families safe from gangs and the related violence they bring. Read more>>

The Gang Threat 

Gangs are morphing, multiplying, migrating and entrenching themselves in our inner cities, suburbs and rural communities.   They are selling drugs to our kids, shooting up our neighborhoods, invading our homes, robbing our banks and stores, stealing our identities, our money, and instilling fear and violence everywhere they go. Read more>>

What is being done - The Current Effort 

Gang-related crimes typically fall within the jurisdiction of state and local law enforcement.  In response to the growth in gang membership nationally, several Houston based federal, state, and local agencies have joined forces and created the Stop Houston Gangs Task Force.   
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The Objective of the Multi-Agency Gang Task Force 

To disrupt and dismantle the most significant criminal gangs in Houston and the surrounding area.

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These fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself. Contact law enforcement for assistance.

Houston Area Regional Gangs

Houston Areas Gangs  - Educate Yourself   Educate Yourself
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Gangs and Organized Crime

The act of engaging in criminal activity as a structured group is referred to in the United States as racketeering. Once a gang shifts from turf wars and organizes illegal activities with a money focus they have crossed the line and can be classified as an Organized Criminal Enterprise.

What is a Gang

 "Criminal street gang" is defined as three or more persons having a common identifying sign or symbol or an identifiable leadership who continuously or regularly associate in the commission of criminal activities. Read more >>

So you think you want to join a gang

So You Think You Want To Join A Gang - Read moreThere are some facts you need to consider before you join.

60% of gang members will be dead or in prison by age 20.
Source: Los Angeles Police Dept.

Gang Member Identification
Disclaimer: Images and symbols displayed in tattoos on this website may not be gang affiliated and in fact may represent legitimate entities such as sport teams and ethnic groups.

It's time to learn about gangs
and how to recognize them

Most people don't want to admit that gangs and violence exist in our home towns and sometime in our own families.  If we don't educate ourselves you on what's going on we can't help our sons, daughters and friends. Talking about the problem is the first step to fixing it.  If not, we know one group that will listen to your children - gang members.

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Status of Tips Submitted

Click here to see the status of tips submitted over the last 90 days. 

Stop Houston Gangs In The News

Houston’s most wanted gangster … weighs 106 pounds
By Dane Schiller Blog.Chron.Com
An estimated 20,000 gangsters are in the Houston region, and the most wanted man among them weighs just 106 pounds, according to authorities. Perhaps the name of the gang Lonnie Richardson Walton allegedly belongs to says it all _  ”Tempted Young Goon.”

At 18 years old, Walton  might not seem to have the criminal or physical profile that one might expect would come with being named “The Most Wanted Gang Fugitive,” by a coalition of 14 law enforcement agencies that form More >>


Crime Stoppers of Houston will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or charging of any felony suspect.

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Michael Berry Show 1/28/2015 10am
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