Organized crime is a big business in 2077 but, then again, it always has been.
Organized crime is cause for a great concern within the law enforcement community due to its very disturbing nature. In comparison to other crime, organized crime actions are planned and executed with extreme care, utilizing a network of professional and semi-professional criminals. In many cases, services and materials are supplied in large quantity, which are not available through other legal sources. In order for these enterprises to become long-term success, the criminals must either corrupt officials or utilize violence to eliminate any and all competition, securing their place in the underworld society. In many cases, organized crime also filters off large amounts of money, undermining the legitimate economy.
Organized Crime Groups Include:
- Chinese Triads
- Japanese Yakuza
- Russian Organitskaya
- Italian Mafia
- American Mafia
The government has placed heavy emphasis on neutralizing the threat of Organized Crime because of the grave danger it presents to individuals, communities, and the economy. Organized crime is often rooted very deeply within the community it serves, and exploits, making removing it an almost impossible task. Pulling up these roots can cause a great deal of damage; the end result leaves the populace poorer, without services they had taken for granted, and resentful. However, studies have shown that uprooting organized crime communities is the most successful and satisfactory solution to the problem. Obviously, a solution for the people that won’t see the plate on their table disappear.
The sole purpose of organized crime is to make money, this is their number one objective, anything which affects this becomes a problem. Interruption of cash flow is also the best way to draw organized criminals into the open and the main reason why these criminals fear the cops. Not because of the size of their guns, oh please. But because they are bad for business.
Today, the Law Enforcement Division office of each city will have a Special Agent in Charge of Organized Crime to coordinate anti-organized crime efforts, liaising with local law enforcement agencies. Due to the corrupting nature of the organized criminal activity, agents may act above and beyond the rights bestowed upon them by the Mayor of any city, they are responsible only to their own supervisors, who in turn are responsible directly to the Bureau chiefs. This allows this division a certain flexibility when dealing with organized crime. This has also been a bone of contention with civil government officials, who have always resisted these measures, but who listen to them, they have their right hand greased with corporate money and the left hand with organized crime money, so the only thing they can do is clap.