Sabato, 22 Settembre 2018

'Ndrangheta, Camorra reap 70% of mafia revenues in Italy


Milan, January 16 - The Calabrian mafia 'Ndrangheta
and the Neapolitan Camorra together rake in nearly 70% of all
organized-crime revenues in Italy, according to a study
commissioned by the Italian interior ministry and presented at a
conference in Milan on Wednesday.
The study, called the Mafia Presence Index (IPM), provides
an assessment of mafia presence across Italy and was carried out
by the Transcrime Inter-university Centre of the Universita'
Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, headed by professor Ernesto
The study found that Sicily's Cosa Nostra ranked a distant
third to the 'Ndrangheta and Camorra in terms of revenues from
organized crime, garnering 18% of the national total.
Roughly 50% of 'Ndrangheta's revenue is raised in northern
Italy, the study found, whereas other mafia groups tend to
concentrate business activities in their territory of origin.
'Ndrangheta receives an estimated 23% of its revenues from
its native Calabria, but nets 21% and 16% in Piedmont and
Lombardy, respectively. It also has significant business
activities in Emilia-Romagna, Lazio and Liguria.
In an examination of 19,987 assets seized from mafia
suspects from 1983 to 2011, more than half - or 52.3% - were
real estate properties.
Other physical assets and equities accounted for 18.4% and
8.7% of the total, respectively.
In terms of businesses, criminals preferred to invest in
limited companies, which made up 46% of total business
investments. Only 2% of mafia-linked business investments were
made in listed companies.
The mafia groups tended to take stakes in low technology
enterprises, especially wholesale and retail firms, which
constituted 29.4% of the total and construction, which made up
Crime bosses' third favorite category was hospitality.
Hotels and restaurants together made up 10.5% of all
mafia-linked businesses seized.

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