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Tongan Crip Gang

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Years active  1970s-present
Founding location  Inglewood, California, U.S.
Territory  New Zealand, Australia, U.S., Canada
Ethnicity  Tongan, Samoan American and African American
Criminal activities  Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, burglary, identification theft, car theft
Rivals  Bloods, Sureños, Norteños, Kearns Town Bloods, Baby Regulators, Park Village Compton Crips
Similar  Asian Boyz, Sons of Samoa, Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips
Tongan Crips | Auckland, Wellington

Tongan Crip Gang is a street gang that is a subset of the Crips gang. The gang is active in the U.S. states of California, Utah and others, as well as a presence in New Zealand, Australia, Canada. Tongan Crip Gang members are primarily of Pacific Islander descent, mainly Tongan



During the 1970s and 1980s, many Pacific Islanders moved into the high crime-rate areas in Los Angeles County, California. There, Samoan and Tongan Americans formed their own gangs during the 1970s. Many of the TCG members moved from California to the Salt Lake City, Utah area in the 1980s, and distributed the gang set there.

The Salt Lake City branch of the Tongan Crip Gang was founded in 1989 after intimidation by Latino gang members in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Glendale.


The TCG's crimes include burglaries, auto theft, selling drugs and murder.


Tongan Crip Gang Wikipedia