Counterfeiting and Organized Crime

Mapping of Organized Crime involvement in Italy

Acting upon a request by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, more specifically the Directorate General for the fight against counterfeiting, UNICRI, in partnership with the Italian Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police), Direzione Nazionale Antimafia (National Antimafia Bureau), Procura di Napoli (Naples' Prosecutor Office) and Europol, conducted a collection of Italian cases and data on counterfeiting.

The project's ultimate objective was to demonstrate and obtain a better understanding of the involvement of transnational criminal networks in counterfeiting activities. The existing situation on the Italian territory has been analyzed as a case study. To this aim, UNICRI carried out a mapping of the involvement of criminal organizations in Italy and of their connections with other criminal groups and with illicit traffics managed by transnational criminal networks.

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