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UN Report: The Globalization of Crime - A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment

Published June 2010

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime released this report in June 2010; the UN states that the report, the first of its kind by the UN, "analyses a range of key transnational crime threats, including human trafficking, migrant smuggling, the illicit heroin and cocaine trades, cybercrime, maritime piracy and trafficking in environmental resources, firearms and counterfeit goods. The report also examines a number of cases where transnational organized crime and instability amplify each other to create vicious circles in which countries or even subregions may become locked. Thus, the report offers a striking view of the global dimensions of organized crime today."