organized crime

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organized crime (uncountable)

  1. A large criminal organization, or a group of such organizations, that deals in illegal goods and services.
    Organized crime is largely responsible for the nation’s illicit drug trafficking.
  2. The crimes perpetrated by those organizations.
    Organized crime has dramatically increased in our neighbourhood.

Derived terms[edit]

  • OCB (organized crime bureau)
  • OCCB (NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau)
  • OCTB (HKPF Organised Crime and Triad Bureau)


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