New Google Map Defines Yakima’s Gang Areas
It's been a tough week or so concerning continued gang violence in Yakima, and it's got many of us uneasy and a bit scared. Now a new Google Map plots out the turf of some of Yakima's gangs.
I know violence can strike anywhere, but some areas of Yakima might be best avoided if you don't need to go that way.
The new online Google Map highlights the zones of Yakima's two most prominent gangs -- the Surenos and The Nortenos -- as well as some of its lesser-known gangs.
As the map shows, gangs are concentrated in certain areas. The Surenos tend to favor northwest Yakima, while the Nortenos favor east Yakima.
Check out the Google Map by clicking here.
It's sad that a map like this exists, but it's smart to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings -- especially your clothing colors -- when traveling through these areas.