Rise and Pattern of Organized Crimes in India

Rise of Organized crime in India:

Organized Crime in India is on the rise. Extortions, kidnappings for ransom, gun running, illicit trafficking in women and children, narcotics trade, money laundering using the hawala network, every conceivable kind of cheating and fraud, bank scams and so on, not only spread a sense of insecurity in the common man but also drain the country of thousands of crores of rupees. What gets reported to and investigated by the law enforcement agencies is only a minuscule percentage of the overall quantum of organized criminal activity.

In recent months the pressure of organized criminal groups has become so intimate that business houses have been forced to relocate themselves and foreign investors have had to flee. Mafia activity is finding greener pastures and virgin territories everyday. What is most disturbing is the inroads organized crime has made into the politics of the country.

Safely ensconced in enemy territory, the dons provide a classical example of transnational organized criminal groups for whom boundaries between nations have ceased to matter as far as operational requirements are concerned, given advances in communication technology now widely available. They have been quick to capitalize on estranged or hostile diplomatic relations between countries to their advantage to escape the search of law.

Pattern of Organized crime in India:

  • Petty crimes are becoming organized crimes in Indian cities.
  • Organized crimes are much more efficient in port cities because of the facility of smuggling.
  • Organized crimes are developed in metros because of the real-estate growth.
  • Organized crimes strengthened because of the economic development as a complex system, through different economic reforms.

Example: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and money laundering, particularly in financial and capitalist markets.

  • Organized crimes entered rural areas centering two things. Rural women for prostitution and real-estate link in rural-urban areas.
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