Organized crime in California

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Organized crime in California involves the criminal activities of organized crime groups, street gangs, criminal extremists, and terrorists in California.[1]

Gangs[edit]

Gangs in California are classified into three categories: criminal street gangs, prison gangs, and outlaw motorcycle gangs. Gang operations usually include "assault, auto theft, drive-by shooting, illegal drug and narcotic manufacturing, drug and narcotic trafficking, forgery, fraud, home invasion robbery, identity theft, murder, weapons trafficking, witness intimidation, and violence against law enforcement."

Organized crime[edit]

Traditional organized crime are in the form of La Cosa Nostra (LCN), Sicilian Mafia, and Camorra. Eurasian criminal networks specialize in white-collar crime, fraud, prostitution and human trafficking. Crime cells from Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe impact public safety and the state's economy.

Terrorism[edit]

Domestic criminal extremists include various racial supremacy groups. International terrorists include Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), and Jamaat ul-Fuqra (JUF), which are significant concerns in California.

Notable incidents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Organized Crime in California California Department of Justice. Sacramento: Criminal Intelligence Bureau, 2005.

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