Mob Markers: assessing organised crime and its impact upon societies Jan Van Dijk CIROC, 19 May,2010
Lies, bloody lies and police stats on organized crime The more state functions are captured, the less arrests, prosecutions and convictions for organized crime-corruption Police and Court Statistics present a distorted picture of the level of organized crime and corruption Independent, survey based indicators must be found: maffia markers
ORGANIZED CRIME INDEX INTEGRATING DATA ON • Perceived organized crime prevalence ( World Economic Forum inter alia) • Grand corruption (various sources) • Money-laundering (WEF) • Extent of shadow economy (WEF) • Rates of unsolved murders (UN)
Regional mean scores on composite index of organized crimeregions with the lowest scores
Regional mean scores on composite index of organized crimeregions with the highest scores
A structural model of the relationships between ORGANIZED CRIME, RULE OF LAW, CORRUPTION and WEALTH.