Organized Crime in the United States
In the United States organized crime can include a wide range of crimes such as rape, robbery, and homicide. They have been known to be organized and participated by most ethnic backgrounds including Caucasian, Hispanic, African American, and Asian offenders. Age groups vary with most offenders being the legal age of 18 or older. The cost of these crimes has been expensive for the United States with costs continuing to increase depending on the offense. Thousands and millions of dollars have been spent to prevent crimes and incarcerate those found guilty.
While many organized crimes have taken part in the United States, there have been cases related to other countries. Some offenders may come to the United States from another country to carry out their crime. Most common organized offenses in the U.S. include theft, child neglect/abuse, murder, and violence such as gang activity. Organized crimes happen in metropolitan area and regions across the country often. Some crimes have decreased thanks to improved solutions by local and federal crime agencies. They work to learn more about such crimes and train regularly on taking appropriate precautions on how to apprehend offenders connected to criminal activities.
Studies continue to help us learn more about why organized crimes happen. There are criminals that think they will have a better chance of getting away with a crime committed when they work with others. Few criminals feel they need the additional manpower to commit a crime if they expect it to complete it without a hitch. Others just like the idea of being a leader and helping others commit crimes that will allow them to get what they want, no matter how wrong it may seem. There have been crimes committed against ethnic backgrounds and/or more than one person. Some are motivated to commit organized crime due to religious beliefs, age, or just because they feel they are entitled to something the potential victim has.
While thousands of people have been arrested and prosecuted for organized crimes, there is still a significant amount of work to do to reduce this activity in order to make society a better place. Researchers study behaviors of those who commit crime to help understand motives and reasons behind their actions. This has also helped law enforcement officials plan their moves when taking action against dangerous criminals in hopes of a favorable outcome.