U.S. Cosa Nostra on Life Support Vs. Global Outfits

The Primer on Organized Crime via StumbleUpon:

With 1,100 members, 80% of which are tripping over one another in New York and its outer boroughs, the American "La Cosa Nostra," which is the official FBI term for the U.S.-based Mafia, is a mere hill of beans compared with other criminal outfits around the world.

Just look at this chart, which you can see on its homesite via the above link. The Italian Comorra has 7,000 members -- but even that is a drop in the bucket when compared with the Russian mob, which has over 300,000 members around the world; the Triads, at 250,000; and the Yakuza, at 86,000.

Maybe AG Holder was on to something when he consolidated the Fed's focus on O.C. in this country.

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