Amount Shoplifted in the United States Each Year

According to the National Shoplifting Prevention Coalition, over $13 Billion worth of goods and merchandise is stolen from stores in the United States each year. This breaksdown to over $35 Million worth of goods shoplifted each day. Due to the loss of merchandise, impact to the stores business, and rising cost, shoplifting affects the typical… Continue reading Amount Shoplifted in the United States Each Year

Number of Officers Investigation the New York City Mob

During the heyday of the New York City Mafia in the 1970s and 1980s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) dedicated a squad of agents to each of the Five Mafia Families in the NYC: the Bonanno, Colombo, Gambino, Genovese, and Luchese families. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, in 2014 the… Continue reading Number of Officers Investigation the New York City Mob

Losses to Pirated Music in South Africa

According to the Southern African Federation Against Copyright Theft, the music industry in South Africa loses up to $45 Million (500 Million South African Rand) each year to pirated music. The main causes of users downloading music in South Africa is the cheap or free price of the music files and the availability of the… Continue reading Losses to Pirated Music in South Africa

Anti-Counterfeiting Actions Taken in China in 2013

According to statistics released by state media, security services in China arrested nearly 60,000 people for violating intellectual property in 2013. The total estimated value of the counterfeits and fakes seized by China was $28 Billion (173 Billion Yuan). Over 90 million tons of counterfeit goods were seized by security services across China in 2013.… Continue reading Anti-Counterfeiting Actions Taken in China in 2013

Shoplifting Losses in Britain

There were 631,391 incidents of retail theft in Britain between 2012 to 2013, according to the British Retail Consortium. Out of those incidents, 9 percent of theft incidents were reported to the police by retail shops. Organized crime groups involved in the theft were targeting higher end items, such as electrical goods, designer clothes and… Continue reading Shoplifting Losses in Britain

Trash Illegally Dumped by Italian Mafia

From 1990 to 2012, over 10 million tons of waste is believed to have been collected by Mafia groups in Italy and burned at illegal trash sites, according to environmental group Legambiente. Criminal justice programs in  Italy reported 82 investigations of the mafia and the arrest of over 900 members. 443 waste collection companies have… Continue reading Trash Illegally Dumped by Italian Mafia

‘Ndragheta Racketeering Profits

Security services in Italy estimate that the organized crime group  ‘Ndragheta brings in up to $65 Billion (£40 Billion) a year in black market revenue. One of the main revenue sources is in cocaine trafficking, where ‘Ndragheta controls up to 80 percent of the cocaine imported into Europe. Another key areas of money is from… Continue reading ‘Ndragheta Racketeering Profits

Number of Money Laundering Convictions in Australia

During a ten year span, 15 people were convicted for human trafficking crimes in Australia, according to research conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology. 8 of the 15 were women. The institute found that all of the women traffickers were born in the same foreign country as the victims and typically came from the… Continue reading Number of Money Laundering Convictions in Australia

Racketeering by Bikies in Australia

Security services in Australia estimate that outlaw biker gangs generate up to $9 Billion (10 Billion Australian Dollars) in annual revenues each year through various racketeering methods. Bikies account for up to two thirds of the total organized crime revenue that is generated in Australia. Over the past 10 years, the number of bikie gangs… Continue reading Racketeering by Bikies in Australia

Value of Artwork Stolen in the United Kingdom Each Year

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in the United Kingdom stated that over $482 Million (£300 Million) in artwork and antiques were being stolen across the country each year by organized crime groups. The organization states that the costs of the stolen art is more costly than the theft of stolen cars vehicles. Between… Continue reading Value of Artwork Stolen in the United Kingdom Each Year