Azusa 13

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Founding location San Gabriel Valley
Years active 1960's-present
Territory Azusa
Ethnicity mainly mexican-american
Criminal activities Murder, drug trafficking, extortion, assault, auto theft, robbery
Allies Sureños and Mexican Mafia.
Rivals Norteños, Bloods, Crips, El Monte flores,northside bolen parque , bassett duarte east side, la puente, du rock crips

Azusa 13 is a street gang based in Azusa in the eastern San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles. Started in the 1960s, it is now one of the most aggressive Sureño street gangs. And has about 500 active gang members. Azusa 13 is one info the deadliest street gangs in the San Gabriel valley. They are well known for their canyons with the famous A and one can find them about anywhere in the city of Azusa.


Azusa 13 claims all of Azusa, however, they are most active in southern Azusa, the Atlantis Gardens neighborhood off Alosta and Rockvale Avenues, and in areas surrounding the downtown area around Azusa Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.[1]

Criminal activities[edit]

Like many other Mexican gangs, the 13 in the name stands for the letter "M', indicating its affiliation with the Mexican Mafia.[2] The gang is known to tax drug sales in the area and funnels money to the Mexican Mafia.[2][3]

Hate crimes[edit]

In 2011, 51 members of the Azusa 13 were indicted for hate crimes against African Americans.[4] As is typical of Mexican street gangs in Southern California, the gang was terrorizing blacks in the city. Racial cleansing in these areas started in the early to mid-1990s, when the Southern California street gangs got orders from the Mexican Mafia to eradicate Mexican-controlled neighborhoods of their black population.[5]


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  2. ^ a b "Latino Gang Tried to Drive All Blacks From California City - Fox News Latino". 8 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  3. ^ Quinones, Sam (7 June 2011). "Street gang charged with terrorizing blacks in Azusa; 51 indicted -". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Quinones, Sam; Winton, Richard (8 June 2011). "51 indicted in Azusa gang's 'terrorizing' of blacks". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2013-01-17.