Organized-crime definitions

Organized crime is illegal behavior that is planned and carried out by groups of people in a very systematic fashion.

An example of organized crime is the activities of money laundering done by the mafia.

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Crime committed by groups engaged in planned and sustained criminal activities.
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The people and the groups involved in such criminal activities.
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A system or organization of people and groups engaged in criminal activities.
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A widespread group of professional criminals who rely on illegal activities as a way of life and whose activities are coordinated and controlled through some form of centralized syndicate.
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A set of large criminal organizations (often competing for markets and territories) that deal in illegal goods and services.

Organized crime is largely responsible for the nation's illicit drug trafficking.

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The crimes perpetrated by those organizations.

Organized crime has dramatically increased in our neighbourhood.

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