74 Hoover Criminals Gang
The 74 Hoover Criminals Gang, also known as the "Seven-Fo Hoovers" and formerly the "74 Hoover Crips", are a long standing and active African American street gang located in the western district of South Los Angeles, California. Founded around 1973, this gang is a sub-set of the larger Hoover Criminals umbrella. The 74 Hoovers control an area of about 0.298 square miles, the third largest of all Hoover Criminal sets. Their turf is bounded from Florence Avenue in the north to about 80th Street to the south between Vermont in the west and the 110 Harbor Freeway in the east. They are cliqued up with their neighbors to the south: the 83 Hoover Criminals Gang and are friendly towards all Hoover Criminals, the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, School Yard Crips as well as the Gardena Shotgun Crips. The 74 Hoovers also have a close alliance with the Insane Crips of Long Beach known as the "Hoosane" alliance. Like other Hoover sets, the 74 Hoovers have fierce and long standing rivalries with a multitude of Neighbor Hood Crip gangs; their fiercest to date being with the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips. Other rivals include the 6 Pacc East Coast Crips, the 67 Neighbor Hood Crips, all Menlo Crips, the 79 Mad Swan Bloods, Harvard Park Brims, Van Ness Gangster Brims, Fruit Town Brims, the LA Denver Lane Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia Gang. This particular subset of the Hoover Criminals have subsets situated outside the state of California started by former members who relocated during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The biggest one being the 74 Hoover Crips out of Seattle, Washington.