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Organized Crime and Illicit Trade

A collection of online resources and tools to assist with actual criminal and illegal trade investigations.

General Organized Crime

  • InsightCrime Criminal history, latest news and investigations organized by country. Provides news and information about the drug trade, armed groups, criminal actors, and other investigative reports.
  • Global Initiative comprises a network of over 500 independent global and regional experts working on human rights, democracy, governance, and development issues where organized crime has become increasingly pertinent.
  • Organized Crime Observatory Get last information about organized crime research over the word. Studies, books, research, reports, announcements, news and more.
  • Numbeo Crime Database Numbeo allows you to see, share and compare information about crime levels and types worldwide. It surveys the following about crime and safety in the cities.
  • [PDF] CBSA Tattoo Identification Handbook A great resource for identifying various tattoos and their known affiliations. Archived copy can be found here (Wayback).
  • LocalCrimeNews Search for crime related news articles by location.
  • OddCrimes A catalog of news stories and articles regarding many different, strange and unorthodox crimes.
  • Mugshots Search for mugshots of convicted American criminals.

Most Wanted Fugitives

  • INTERPOL Red Notices Basically INTERPOL's list of the most wanted fugitives. This is one hell of a list to be on.
  • INTERPOL Wanted Persons Search Search for fugitives and most wanted persons through INTERPOL's database.
  • DEA Most Wanted A list of the most wanted fugitives by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
  • FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) list of their top ten most wanted criminals.
  • ATF Most Wanted A list of the most wanted fugitives by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
  • ICE Most Wanted A list of the most wanted fugitives by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • US Marshals Most Wanted A list of the most wanted criminals by the U.S. Marshals Servce.
  • Wanted by the RCMP A list of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's (RCMP) most wanted fugitives.
  • Europe's Most Wanted Fugitives A list of the most wanted criminals in Europe. List is maintained by EUROPOL.

Criminal Enterprises, Gangs and Syndicates

  • GangstersInc One of the best places for the latest news and in-depth reporting on the Mafia and other organized crime groups from around the world.
  • Biker News 1%er motorcycle club news from all over the world.
  • [IMAGE] Common Outlaw Biker Gang Colors A few images that display the common layouts and patches used by 1%er outlaw motorcycle clubs. Archived here (Wayback) and here (
  • StreetGangs Provides information and current news regarding various street gangs and prison gangs.
  • Wikipedia - List of Criminal Enterprises (WikiLess) This is a global listing of criminal enterprises, cartels, smuggling rings, street and prison gangs, tongs, mafias, syndicates and cybercrime networks that are or have been involved in organized crime. Some data here is out-dated, but still valuable.
  • Metro Vancouver Shooting Map 2021/2022 A custom Google map of shootings and gang-related incidents for Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Gang Activity Map A map that displays gang activity, arrests and other gang-related events in the United States.

Human Trafficking and Migration

  • Global Modern Slavery Directory Designed to be a useful tool for all stakeholders in the global anti-human trafficking field including providers, potential victims, survivors, community members, researchers, students, and others looking to identify or connect with resources.
  • Human Trafficking Search The global resource and research database on human trafficking. The database consists of academic journals, reports, research studies, congressional testimony, news articles, and other primary and secondary sources.
  • [PDF] Financial Flows from Human Trafficking 2018 A report from 2018 by the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) about the financial proceeds from human trafficking. Archived here (Wayback).
  • MixedMigration The MMC is a leading source for independent and high-quality data, information, research and analysis on mixed migration.
  • Migration Policy Data Hub Showcases the most current national and state-level demographic, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the United States; as well as stock, flow, citizenship, net migration, and historical data for countries in Europe, North America, and beyond.
  • Human Trafficking Incident Map A map of worldwide human trafficking incidents. Also includes a new feed.

Drugs and Drug Trade

Wildlife Crime

Fraud and Scams

  • Fake-Scam A German website with information, reports and guides on how to identify and avoid scams. Click here for a German to English translation.
  • ScamSearch Global scam database. Search by picture, email, username, pseudo name, number or crypto address. Be aware that this is a crowd-sourced database, so there is potential for false positives.
  • ScamAlert Search for scam stories and common scammer methods via keyword.
  • ScamNumbers A worldwide database of phone numbers that have been proven to be used by internet scammers. Tells you where in the world it is from, along with any other additional details that are available.
  • ScamDigger A list of people who have been reported as scammers. Searchable via email, IP, real name and username. Data is crowd-sourced, so there is potential of false positives.
  • Male-Scammers A crowd-sourced database of romance scammers.
  • A searchable database of Russian scammers and online dating agencies.
  • ScamsOnline Photos of real relationship and romance scammers, as well as other images commonly used by these scammers.
  • Scamdex A massive archive of emails from scammers dating back to 2004.
  • Link-Base World's biggest link list for hacking, carding and security forums and sites.

Other Illicit Trade

  • ICOM Red Lists This illustrated database compiles all the categories of at-risk cultural goods in the ICOM Red Lists. For more information on the Red Lists, please visit their dedicated page.
  • Havocscope Provides information and threat intelligence on the global black market. The information about the black market has been collected from government agencies, academic studies, media reports, and reported data from other private sources.
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