FACT 1: The Burquenos is the fastest growing prison gang in North America.

FACT 2: The name “Burquenos” is a Latino nickname for a resident -- or gang member -- with roots in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

FACT 3: The explosive growth of gangs in New Mexico began when gang members from California moved in to escape their state’s harsher penal code.

FACT 4: According to recent law enforcement reports, there are over 250 gangs active in the Albuquerque area with a total membership of over 11,000.

FACT 5: 80% of all gang members die violently or get jailed.