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>>
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>>
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.
To disrupt and dismantle the most significant criminal gangs in Houston and the surrounding area.
REPORT ALL GANG RELATED
CRIME OR INFORMATION
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.
"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 >>
There are some facts you need to consider before you join.
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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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Crime Stoppers TIP Brings Down Top Houston Fugitive
HOUSTON, TX - Just two days after Crime Stopper of Houston joined with the FBI and numerous additional local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in support of the Houston Gang Task Force, StopHoustonGangs.org's recently featured fugitive is in custody thanks to a TIP to Crime Stoppers.
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Crime Stoppers Executive Director Rania Mankarious took the podium at a joint press conference with the FBI, Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County District Attorney's office, the US Attorney's Office and other area law enforcement agencies. Representatives from the aforementioned agencies joined forces to lend their support to the anti-gang efforts behind the FBI's StopHoustonGangs.org project.More >>
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