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organized crime

n.
1. Crime committed by groups engaged in planned and sustained criminal activities.
2. The people and the groups involved in such criminal activities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.organized crime - underworld organizationsorganized crime - underworld organizations    
social group - people sharing some social relation
yakuza - organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
underworld - the criminal class
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
Camorra - a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
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organized crime

organized crime

ncriminalità organizzata
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Here organised crime is understood as something outside the social body.
Unveiled at the last JHA Council under the Finnish Presidency in December 1999 (see European Report No 2456 for further details), the draft "European Union strategy on the prevention and repression of organised crime" follows on from the action plan on organised crime approved at the Amsterdam European Council in June 1997 (see European Report Nos 2217 and 2220), and which the Vienna European Council in December 1998 called to be perfected.
In this regard I would especially like to welcome Mr Frank Albert, the regional representative of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention in South Africa, who will deliver the keynote address, as well as Mr Paul Higdon, the Director of INTERPOL's Liaison and Criminal Intelligence Directorate at the General Secretariat of INTERPOL in Lyon, who will address us on international organised crime syndicates and international co-operation as far as organised crime is concerned.
13 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has passed an anti-organised crime Bill 'Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act (UPCOCA).
IT CAME as a bit of a shock to read in Friday's Daily Post that police in North Wales are having to deal with more organised crime than all but five other forces in the UK.
The Commission should review its legislation against corruption and organised crime to better equip Member States in their fight against criminal organisations operating in the EU, say MEPs in a non-legislative resolution passed on Tuesday.
HMIC has graded every police force on its overall effectiveness based on an assessment of how well forces prevent crime and antisocial behaviour, investigate crime and manage offenders, protect vulnerable people and support victims, and tackle serious and organised crime.
But Matt Baggott warned the organised crime organisations behind drug dealing, fuel laundering, human trafficking and much more cannot be underestimated.
Summary: The world community needs to join forces to address challenges facing security and stability and counter transnational organised crime, a senior UAE security official stressed on Monday.
BRUSSELS, March 19 (KUNA) -- The European law enforcement agency, Europol, Tuesday published a report which estimated that 3,600 organised crime groups were currently active in the European Union.
OFFICERS in County Durham have dismantled organised crime gangs in the area so successfully that forces across the country are aiming to follow their lead.
Mr Murphy, who was speaking in his capacity as the Association of Chief Police Officers' lead on crime, said that coupled with neighbourhood policing being the "eyes and ears" on the streets the new organisation will provide a "joined-up, detailed picture of the threat, risk and harm of serious and organised crime across the country".