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Los Angeles officials want to go after about 800 members of the city's most dangerous gangs, and on Thursday committed more than 200 LAPD officers to a force that will also include FBI agents, prosecutors and probation officers. Gangs on this list accounted for 6% of the city's violent crimes last year.
Race/ethnicity: African American
Gang injunction: Yes
Rough boundaries: Southwest Los Angeles between La Brea Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard south of Coliseum Street
L.A.'s most violent gangs