Dillinger Gang

The Dillinger Gang was the name given to a group of American Depression-era bank robbers led by John Dillinger.[1] The gang gained notoriety for a successful string of bank robberies, using modern tools and tactics, in the Midwestern United States from September 1933 to July 1934. During this crime spree, the gang killed 10 and wounded 7. They managed to pull off three jail breaks which wounded two guards and killed a sheriff.[2]

The Dillinger Gang
FounderJohn Dillinger
Founding locationChicago, Illinois, United States
Years active1933–1934
TerritoryMidwestern United States
Leader(s)John Dillinger
ActivitiesBank robberies, money laundering, and murder
RivalsFederal Bureau of Investigation

The increased use of new law enforcement techniques by the newly strengthened Bureau of Investigation (FBI predecessor) led to the dismantling of the gang. Many of its members were killed or imprisoned. Most notably, the BOI killed Dillinger in 1934 when he exited a movie theater.[3]