Total number of gang-related homicides in the United States 2012
Violent crime in the United States is not limited to gang violence, but the murders in this statistic compose a significant portion of the number of reported murders in those years. While there were many arrests for violent offenses in those years, few were gang members. Still, gang-related violence is a serious problem.
Ways to die
Gang-related killings are among the top circumstances for murders in the United States. Also enlightening is the number of murder victims by weapon. The vast majority of U.S. murder victims were killed by handguns or a type of firearm. The source does not give how many murders were averted by guns.