OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City has made its mark on a national list but it is not something that makes residents proud.
According to TheRichest, Oklahoma City is one of the six most ‘Gang Infested Cities in America.’
The article estimates that over 1.5 million people are members of 35,000 different gangs in the U.S.
After analyzing data from the FBI and municipal law enforcement agencies, the website came up with the following list of the ‘Most Gang Infested Cities in America.’
- Chicago, IL
- Los Angeles, CA
- Detroit, MI
- Camden, N.J.
- Oklahoma City, OK
- East St. Louis, IL
The article states that the majority of gangs in Oklahoma City are street gangs and prison gangs.
It says shootings over rival territory and the drug trade result in drive-by shootings, which make up the majority of the gang violence in the city.