Transnational crime involves the trafficking of humans, organs, wildlife and illegal drugs. This type of crime causes great corruption, violence and human displacement. The Global Criminal Networks Graph, the biggest public global crime graph of its kind, will seek to illustrate its complex interactions and workings.
Like all crime, transnational crime is not simple to solve. Transnational crime involves a complex system, including parties such as politicians, criminals, bankers etc.
With the help of this interactive graph and related technological tools, authorities and the public will be informed about the complexities of criminal networks, and, working together with local journalists, researchers and investigators in several countries this graph can help to identify criminal structures.
With the support of the public through their Kickstarter project, the Vortex Foundation will be able to continue to analyze and provide information to journalists, policy makers, prosecutors and judges, and help combat large criminal networks. The project will initially focus on transnational crime networks in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Bulgaria and South Africa.
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