GIS Gang Territory Files
If you are a regular GIS (Geographic Information Systems) user or a novice to this powerful tool you can examine the geography of Los Angeles County’s gang territories on your own desktop. You can examine the growth of these territories over time and you can compare other type of data sources such as the Census data to these boundary sets. The map sample show the current gang boundaries where the legend has differentiated between Bloods, Crips & Hispanic gangs which can be viewed in ArcView or in the free software Arc Explorer.
There are five data sets, 1960, 1972, 1978, 1996 & 2010 gang territories for Los Angeles County available on CD ROM in “.shp” files.
1. 1960 – Black clubs of Los Angeles (40 gangs)
2. 1972 – Black gangs including 8 Crips sets, plus several non-Crip gangs in the City than eventually became Bloods (18 gangs).
3. 1978 – Black gangs including Crips, Bloods, and Hispanic gangs (95 gangs)
4. 1996 – Black gangs only Crips & Bloods (250)
5. 2010 – Black gangs including the Crips & Bloods, plus Hispanic gangs (610 gangs)
These files are available for educational and research purposes and cannot be distributed or used for any profit purposes. Please view the copyright guidelines if you plan on acquiring these data sets. The 2010 data set will be available via iPhone and iPad Application on August 30, 2012. Visit the App store on your Apple device.
These GIS files are owned by Streetgangs.com and some were published in Territoriality Among African American Street Gangs in Los Angeles. These files may not be copied, sold, used in any profit making venture, included in any database, modified, or distributed by any person or organization without permission of the owner. These files are intended for educational use in presentations, class instruction, and/or research. They may also used for individual personal use too. Any violation of these guidelines is a violation of this copyright notice and is subject to action. If you are not sure of usage contact the author of this data set.