FBI Classifies Juggalos as Gang Threat

Insane Clown Posse fans have engaged in criminal behavior in 21 states

November 3, 2011 8:55 AM ET
Insane Clown Posse Fan
Insane Clown Posse Fan
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Juggalos, the passionate, face-paint-wearing fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, have been classified as a gang in the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. According to the report, Juggalos have only been classified as a gang for exhibiting gang-like behavior and criminal activity in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania and Utah, but have engaged in gang activities in 17 other states.

The FBI report states that most Juggalo-related crime is "sporadic, disorganized, individualistic" and involves "simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft and vandalism." A subset of the Juggalo community have been known to engage in felony assaults, robberies and drug dealing. The threat assessment also indicates that many Juggalos are transient or homeless individuals.

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