Gang Activity

In America, nearly half of all violent crimes are gang-related. Unfortunately, Georgia communities are not immune to this type of organized crime, and member recruitment is on the rise – with 71,000 validated gang affiliates and over 1,500 suspected gang networks. In fact, in a survey that the Georgia Gang Investigators Association conducted recently, 157 counties reported a rise in gang activity and 155 school districts reported suspected gang activity. Even more concerning, criminals are now turning social media into a recruitment platform to specifically target younger audiences.

The Office of the Attorney General remains committed to working with and further supporting our law enforcement officials – federal, state and local – on multi-jurisdictional issues, such as gang activity.

In July of 2018, Attorney General Carr invited the leadership from several local, state and federal partner organizations to discuss their current efforts. As a result of the first meeting, the group decided to continue their work as the Georgia Anti-Gang Network. Looking forward, Georgia Anti-Gang Network will focus on the following areas:

  • Strengthening multi-jurisdictional investigations and prosecutions;
  • Improving intelligence-sharing capabilities;
  • Stopping recruitment; and
  • Increasing training efforts.

At the end of the day, the law-abiding people of our state deserve freedom from fear, and to do so, we must re-dedicate ourselves to disrupting all gang networks that are infiltrating our communities with violent crime and will stop at nothing to turn a profit.

Partners include:

  • Office of Governor Brian Kemp
  • Northern District of Georgia
  • Middle District of Georgia
  • Southern District of Georgia
  • FBI
  • Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of GA
  • Formulytics
  • Georgia Sheriffs' Association
  • Fulton County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia Gang Investigators
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Georgia  Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Georgia  Department of Community Supervision
  • Cobb Judicial Circuit
  • Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Georgia  Emergency Management Agency
  • Georgia Public Safety Training Center
  • FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force
  • Atlanta Gang Initiative
  • FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • U.S. Marshall Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force
  • Homeland Security Investigations (Atlanta Office)
  • US Postal Inspection Service (ATL Office)
  • Governor's Office of Planning & Budget