Crip Gangs in Long Beach, California
Long Beach is the fifth largest city within California, and the second largest city in Los Angeles County. It is 65.9 sq miles of land along the southern coast of Los Angeles County. It is about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The port of Long Beach is one of the world’s largest shipping ports. The city also has a large oil industry, found both underground and offshore. In the1950s, the city was predominantly Caucasian and nicknamed “Iowa by the Sea”. The city was a major port of entry for European, Asian and Latin American immigrants headed to Los Angeles in the 20th century.
According to a report by USA Today in 2000, Long Beach was the most ethnically diverse large city in the United States. Its Asian community includes a large Cambodian community, the second-largest Cambodian community outside of Asia. It has a relatively high proportion of Pacific Islanders (over 1% as of the 2000 Census). Long Beach also used to have a large Japanese population before WW2, but after the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent move of Japanese residents to interment camps, many did not return after being released.
According to the 2008 US Census, the total population of Long Beach is 462,556 people. Of its residents, 40.2% are Hispanic, 44% are White, 13.2% are Asian, and 13.4% are Black or African American.
Foreign born residents represent 27.5% of the population and 45.8% speak a language other than English in the home. Those with bachelor’s degrees or higher represent 27.9% of the residents and 77.9% have a high school degree. One out of five residents live below the poverty line while 15.3% of families are in poverty.
Street gangs in Long Beach are concentrated in an area called the “Eastside” near Pacific Coast Highway in what geographically appears to be in the Southern part of Long Beach. Gangs have also formed on the Northside of Long Beach in the northwest section of Long Beach. There are several Sureno and Crip gangs present in Long Beach. There are no Blood gangs in Long Beach.
Crip gangs in Long Beach, California
- Asian Boyz Crips, Eastside (ABZ)
- Asian Boyz Crips, Northside (ABZ)
- Brik Boy Crips
- Boulevard Mafia Crips
- DAWGS (Dicken All Women Gangster Style)
- Fe Line Crip (FLC) [defunct]
- Four Corner Blocc Crips
- Insane Crips
- Lettin Niggas Have It
- Mack Mafia Crips
- Original Hood Crips
- Rollin 20s Crips
- Rollin 80s West Coast Crip (7 Day Crip)
- Sons of Samoa
- Tray Duece Crip [defunct]