Organised crime is carried out by some form of criminal group which commits offences for the purpose of making a profit. Since the primary purpose is to earn money, certain offences are more obvious choices than others.
Number of offences of receiving stolen goods and possession of stolen goods, as well as offences under the Smuggling Act, broken down into drug smuggling and other. Source: Reported offences
Organised criminality acts on a marketplace and thus often focuses on receiving stolen goods and smuggling attractive goods, for example alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs. It is also common for prostitution to be conducted in organised forms, which leads to offences such as procuring and human trafficking. Organised criminality constitutes criminal commercial activity, where offences are committed systematically and for the sake of profit.
Reported procuring offences (including aggravated procuring) as well as human trafficking for sexual purposes. Source: Reported offences
The group has not formed for its own sake but is needed in order to carry out the crimes. Different individuals assume various roles, or "trades". The term "organisation" should not, however, be taken too literally. As a rule, the groups are very flexible — people come and go, the operation declines but is mobilised when the next project is to be carried out. However, one can speak of it as an organisation with a solid core which sets in motion and controls the operation. The organisation often benefits from maintaining a low profile. The members want to operate on the illegal market without being seen.
Nevertheless, there is also a much more visible kind of organised crime, specifically organisations where community and brotherhood presumably mean more than the criminal operation. These are criminal gangs which can spread unease with their provocative behaviour and visible symbols, such as vests and emblems.
Person-based clearance rate¹ for receiving stolen goods and possessing stolen goods, offences under the Smuggling Act as well as procuring and aggravated procuring. Source: Processed offences
1) Person-based clearance means that a person suspected of the offence has been tied to the offence through an indictment, the issuance of a summary sanction order, or the issuance of a waiver of prosecution.