Dr. Bassem Ali Khreisan

The 2021 Organized Crime Index draws on analysis and input from 120 experts from across the continents and a comprehensive literature review on the Index and reports on groups such as the mafia, criminal networks, state actors, and foreign criminals.

The dedicated website – ocindex.net – provides cross-country comparability, enabling policymakers to compare data and identify local, national, and regional trends, and the indicator assesses resilience to organized crime, including political leadership and governance, criminal justice, and economic and financial environments, and civil society, the objective of which is to stimulate informed dialogue on the impact of crime and response measures and to promote policies to build resilience to organized crime.

Organized crime is a scourge that afflicts countries in every corner of the world, from small island states to economic superpowers, and is a key driver of many major geopolitical challenges including conflict, political instability, and forced migration, but due to its clandestine nature, little is known about how Organized crime operates in every country. To address this knowledge gap, GI-TOC has developed the Global Organized Crime Index, a unique data-driven analytical tool that assesses 193 United Nations Member States.