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Organised criminal groups and networks

Organised crime in Australia has been estimated to cost at least $10 billion and is responsible for much of the nation’s serious crime. The most successful groups operate across many sectors and crime types but are typically involved in some form of financial crime or money laundering. They will also have some connection with the illicit drugs market and may be involved in crimes such as people or firearms trafficking, fraud or high tech crime. In 2010 the AIC co-hosted an international conference on the fight against serious and organised crime. The proceedings of this conference together with the AIC’s latest research, and papers from Australian and international crime experts are available on this website.


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