The Crips
The Crips The Crips are a collection of structured and unstructured gangs that have adopted a common gang culture. Crips membership is estimated to consist of between 30,000 to 35,000 individuals, most of whom are African-American males from the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Large, national-level Crips gangs include the 107 Hoover Crips, Insane Gangster Crips and Rolling 60s Crips. Crips gangs operate in 221 cities and in 41 states. The main source of income for Crips gangs is derived from the street-level distribution of powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and PCP (phencyclidine). The Crips also are involved in other criminal activities including assault, auto theft, burglary and homicide.