Founded New York, East Coast, United States
In Los Angeles, California, United States
Founded by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams
Years active 1969–present
Colors Blue
Territory Worldwide
Ethnicity Mostly African American
Membership 30,000–65,000
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, burglary, identification theft
Allies Folk Nation, Gangster Disciples, La Raza, Black Guerrilla Family, Black Mafia Family
Rivals Bloods, People Nation, Ñetas, Hoover Criminals, Sureños

The Crips are a primarily, but not exclusively, African American gang. They were founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1969 mainly by Raymond Washington and Stanley Williams. What was once a single alliance between two autonomous gangs is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another.

The Crips are one of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States, with an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 members. The gang is known to be involved in murders, robberies, and drug dealing, among many other criminal pursuits. The gang is known for its gang members’ use of the color blue in their clothing. However, this practice has waned due to police crackdowns on gang members.

Crips are publicly known to have an intense and bitter rivalry with the Bloods and lesser feuds with some Chicano gangs. Crips have been documented in the U.S. military, found in bases in the United States and abroad


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Knowns membersEdit

Eazy E (Kelly Park Compton Crip)


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