What is organized crime?

Organized Crime

Organized crime or criminal organizations are transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals for the purpose of engaging in illegal activity, most commonly for monetary profit. Some criminal organizations, such as terrorist organizations, are politically motivated. Sometimes criminal organizations force people to do business with them, as when a gang extorts money from shopkeepers for so-called "protection". Gangs may become disciplined enough to be considered organized. An organized gang or criminal set can also be referred to as a mob.

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Crime In Kosovo - Organized Crime
... are able to show that violent and organised crime in Kosovo is in a steady decline ... According to Council of Europe Organised Crime Situation Report, 82% of all the organised crime investigations in Kosovo, up until 2005, involved trafficking in human beings ... In 2005 the U.N Drug report has stated that organised crime in Kosovo controlled the heroin market in the region ...
Crime In Slovakia - Crime By Type - Organised Crime
... Further information Slovak mafia The Slovak mafia constitutes various organized crime groups in Slovakia, controlled primarily by Slovak interests ... to the United States Department of Defense "both indigenous and foreign organized crime groups are well established in Slovakia" ... Slovak law, the creation or support of an organized crime group constitutes a crime ...
American Mafia - History - RICO Act
... attacks the entire corrupt entity instead of individuals who can easily be replaced with other organized crime members ... country, the most powerful families continued to dominate crime in their territories, even if the new laws put more mobsters in jail and made it harder to operate ... giving up information and testifying in exchange for immunity from prosecution for their crimes ...
Organized Crime - By Nation
... Organised crime in Australia Organized crime in China Organised crime in Hong Kong Organised crime in India Organized crime in Italy Organized crime in Japan Organized crime in Korea Organised crime ...
Crime In Israel - Crimes in Israel By Palestinians
... Damián Zaitch showed in their book Global Organized Crime that a significant amount of crime in Israel, especially property crime, is committed by the residents of the Palestinian National ... Motor vehicle theft is a major crime committed by Palestinians ... Authority in the West Bank and Gaza Strip which according to the book Global Organized Crime "serves as a safe haven for Palestinian offenders" ...

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