Number of Members Across Japan in 2009

According to a report by the Associated Press, there are currently 22 groups across Japan that are considered organized crime syndicates.  Total membership of all Yakuza gangs in the country is estimated at 80,000 people.

The largest groups in order are the Yamaguchi-gumi, the Sumiyoshi-kai, and the Inagawa-kai.


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  1. Source: Associated Press, “Sayonara, mobsters; neighbors oust Japanese gangs,” Google News, June 24, 2009.

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