City of New Rochelle Police Department Gang Member Location Map

Written By: Robert Cox

The New Rochelle Police Department has put together a handy guide to the Gangs of New Rochelle. To request your very own copy of this lovely four-color, suitable-for-framing guide to the City’s gang population just call Mayor Bramson’s office at (914) 654-2150. For an extra discount when you call just say the words “There are no gangs in New Rochelle” and receive five dollars off the regular price. Hurry, order now while supplies last.

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Keeping all these gangs and sets straight can get a bit confusing so we have put together a Gang Scorecard so you know who are all the players are in Gangland New Rochelle.

The Bloods – The Bloods are a street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The gang is widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. They are identified by the red color worn by their members and by particular gang symbols, including distinctive hand signs. The Bloods are made up of various sub-groups known as “sets” between which significant differences exist such as colors, clothing, and operations, and political ideas which may be in open conflict with each other. Since their creation, the Blood gangs have branched out throughout the United States including in Westchester County. New Rochelle Police have identified four Bloods sets operating in New Rochelle: Backwoods, Gangsta Killa Bloods, Hollow Point Thugs, Rolllin 20’s.

Crips – primarily, but not exclusively, African American gang founded in Los Angeles, California in 1971. 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. The Crips gangs have branched out throughout the United States including in Westchester County. New Rochelle Police have identified three Crips sets operating in New Rochelle: 80th Side, Southside, West End.

Sureños/Sur13 – a group of Mexican American street gangs with origins in the oldest barrios of Southern California. There are hundreds of Sureño gangs in California, and each has its own identity on the streets. Although they are based in Southern California, their influence has spread to many parts of the US and other countries as well.

La Raza – a group of Mexican American street gangs founded in 1972 in Chicago, IL. The LRZ gang colors are green, white, and red (same as the Mexican flag) symbols include Mexican flag, cross, and a six point star. Although, La Raza is affiliated with Folk Nation, La Raza went to war with many Folk Nation gangs such as Ambrose, Gangster Disciples, and other Folks. But the main rivals are local rivals like Party People, Latin Kings, Black Stones, and the Almighty Saints. La Raza’s activities have not been limited to the Chicago area they originated in. La Raza has branched out throughout the United States and been active in New York City and the surrounding area including in Westchester County. New Rochelle has the La Raza Gang and the Brown Raza Gang.

Not on the map but reported to be operating in New Rochelle:

Mara Salvatrucha/MS-13 – a criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles in the 1980s and has spread to Central America, other parts of the United States, and Canada. The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Salvadorans, Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Nicaraguans. MS-13 has branched out throughout the United States and been active in Hempstead, Long Island.

Latin Kings – The Latin Kings are said to be the largest and most organized Hispanic street gang in the United States of America, which has its roots dating back to the 1940s in Chicago, IL. Readers will recall that an employee at City Hall was arrested for drug dealing and was reportedly a member of the Latin Kings out of Yonkers.

11 thoughts on “City of New Rochelle Police Department Gang Member Location Map”

  1. Maybe Lou Cappelli can
    Maybe Lou Cappelli can market this information with the same vigor he is marketing our great school system for New Roc Lofts and for Trump Cappelli.
    You will remember those projects as the ones that would not contain school children.
    He can market the gang activity and offer a Bentley riding tour of Gang Locations thoughout our fine City.

  2. Valuable Info
    Thanks for sharing this info. It is great, I think, that the PD knows this level of detail on gang activity. It, hopefully, allows for better control and enforcement. It must be distressing, though, to see your neighborhood in the middle of the gang members.

    1. the issue has never been NRPD not knowing what to do
      Rest assured this is a map that the powers that be did not want made public. If you listen carefully you can hear teeth gnashing all across town.

      Powers that consisting of school officials, the Mayor, owners of various realty business, owners of commercial property, school board members, real estate lawyers, etc.

      1. gangs
        if you kepted mafia strong they would have squashed these so called gangs before they became strong &violent.

    2. Gang Map
      This “map” was put out in 2006. Several of these gangs, including “La Raza”, who were mostly made up of middle school students, were dealt with and disbanded. A similar map for 2009 has been out showing about half of what is on this map.
      Better late than never though.

      1. “Put out”? Where are these maps being “put out”?
        I am sure readers will know that for many years the official line from the City of New Rochelle, the Mayor, the School Board, the Real Estate companies and developers has been, time after time, that there are no gangs in New Rochelle.

        It is good to see that even those who disagree can agree that the City has known the truth all along and sat on it.

        You say that this map was “put out” on 2006 and that an updated version of the map was “put out” in 2009. Really? Where is that map? It is not on the City of New Rochelle web site. It is not on the NRPD web site. It is not available at the City Clerk’s office. It has not been published in any newspaper. So how exactly were either of these maps “put out”?

        The fact is that this information is closely held by City officials and various commercial interests who did not want residents to know what’s going in New Rochelle.

        As for your claim that “La Raza” and other gangs were “mostly made up of middle school students” perhaps you can explain then why the chart on the map says that all of the members of La Raza were 16 and over?

        The same chart shows 14 gang members be ages 10-15. Middle School students are typically 11, 12 or 13 years old so some fraction of the 14 would likely be in middle school. Let’s call it 10 middle school students.

        The chart lists 157 active gang members.


        So, 94% of the gang members are high school age or older.

        Other than that you make a great point! Not.

      2. Correction
        Brownside was made up of mostly middle school students. La Raza was made up of mostly female members and were very disorganized and, from what I have heard around the “hood”, were completely disbanded. Whatever, why don’t you ask the city officials who are supposed to be at a community meeting at IONA College tonight.

      3. Correction revisited –
        You mean ask the same city “officials” who continue to deny ANY existence of gangs ? Do you think you’ll get a straight answer from them in a public setting . Ha ha ha !

      4. there were only 10 in high school
        The rest were over 18.

        You are distorting the truth.

        This is a democrats town, you get to live in it!

      5. Guess you can’t add then…
        the NRPD above is quite clear on the numbers.

        Not my job to do your math for you but readers do their own math and see that like most of what you have to say it does not add up.

        Not sure what New Rochelle being a “democrats town” has to do with it. It seems most residents would like to live in a “gang-free town” regardless of the political party affiliation of its leaders.

        But if you think “our gang members are mostly adults” is a good campaign slogan then by all means go ahead and print up some bumper stickers.

  3. Nip it in the bud
    Why doesn’t the NRPD make life a living hell for these gang members? Arrest them for spitting on the street, plant drugs do whatever they have to do to send a message to other kids. If you join a gang you’re going to jail… Why wait until it becomes a major problem that will destroy property values and the quality of life. Most of these kids are wannabe tough guys and will try to get away with whatever we let them get away with.

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