15 Terrifying Facts About the Yakuza

David S.-August 9, 2017


If you’re not entirely familiar with what or who the Yakuza are, the Yakuza generally refers to a collection of Japanese gangs, the behaviors of which vary from one family to the next.

Some of these groups use blackmail to make money, while others prefer to smuggle drugs and weapons. The Yakuza are also linked to human trafficking and forced adult entertainment, like porn and stripping.

Despite this, the Yakuza have also been known to donate their time to humanitarian efforts, and even go out of their way to be kind to tourists as a show of good faith with the local governments.

Despite this, there are still a number of terrifying things that most people are unaware of when it comes to the Yakuza.

1. Largest Criminal Gang

Largest Criminal Gang

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Yakuza are the largest criminal gang in the world. They’re not simply ‘one of’ the largest gangs. The Yakuza take the title of largest criminal gang anywhere else in the world.

There are a reported 100,000 members in the interconnecting Yakuza crime organization who are actively involved in serious criminal activities.