A collection of online resources and tools to assist with actual criminal and illegal trade investigations.
General Organized Crime
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OFAC Sanctions List Search
The US sanctions list includes many entities involved in drug trafficking, including a long list of individuals and companies targeted under the “Kingpin Act". Also available as a PDF document. An archived copy of this document from June 8th, 2021 can be found here (Wayback).
FDA Approved Drug Index
Includes information about drugs, including biological products, approved for human use in the United States.
DEA Drug Images
A database with images of many different types of illicit drugs. Created and maintained by the United States DEA.
DEA Drug Fact Sheets
A collection of fact sheets for various different drugs provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). All fact sheets are also available as PDFs.
Illegal Wildlife Trade
Basic information regarding the illegal wildlife trade from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Africa's first environmental investigation unit. Combining traditional investigative techniques, data analysis and GEOINT to help expose wildlife offences and track organized criminal syndicates.
Oxpeckers WildEye Map
A tool to track seizures, arrests, court cases & convictions relating to wildlife crime across Europe.
The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that works in the field of wilderness and wildlife preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment.
A German website with information, reports and guides on how to identify and avoid scams. Click here for a German to English translation.
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.
Search for scam stories and common scammer methods via keyword.
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.
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.
A searchable database of Russian scammers and online dating agencies.
Photos of real relationship and romance scammers, as well as other images commonly used by these scammers.
A massive archive of emails from scammers dating back to 2004.
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.
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.