Confirmed: Gang Membership Up 40% Under Obama – Violent Attacks on Whites Up 18%

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Matthew Bohannon, 19 (L) and his brother Andrew Bohannon, 24 (R) were the latest victims of black on white violence. The brothers were shot and killed outside a Golden Corral Sunday night by four black youths. (FCN)

Newt Gingrich correctly pointed out today that gang membership has grown by 40% since Barack Obama was elected.

There were approximately 1 million gang members in 2008 in the United States, an astonishing number.
The FBI reported:


Approximately 1 million gang members belonging to more than 20,000 gangs were criminally active
within all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of September 2008.

Today there are at least 1.4 million gang members in the United States, an increase by 40% since 2009.
The FBI reported:

Some 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with about 1.4 million members are criminally active in the U.S. today. Many are sophisticated and well organized; all use violence to control neighborhoods and boost their illegal money-making activities, which include robbery, drug and gun trafficking, fraud, extortion, and prostitution rings. According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions, and up to 90 percent in others.

Violent attacks on whites increased by 18% last year.
Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage reported:

Violent Attacks on Whites Increased % 18

Those would be troubling numbers with any group, or any other racial group anyway, but the Department of Justice’s statistics show that violent crimes against White non-Hispanics increased 18 percent from 2010 to 2011.

This increased cannot be put down to an across the board increase in violent crimes, because during that same period, violent crimes against blacks only increased by 2 percent.

Serious Violent Crimes against whites, such as rape and murder, increased by 13 percent. Serious Violent Crimes against blacks within that same period increased by only 4 percent.

Crimes directed at men significantly jumped by 27 percent in that same period suggesting that white men have suffered a major jump in attacks within that year.

Crimes against Hispanics jumped by 42 percent, however Serious Violent Crimes against Hispanics only increased by 7 percent.

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