Italian Mafia Murders by Syndicate

in Transnational Crime

Between 1992 and 2010, there have been a total of 3,374 killings committed by the four main mafia syndicates in Italy. The groups are Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndragheta, Camorra, and the Sacra Corona Unita (United Holy Crown, or SCU).

The table below listing the number of killings from 2000 to 2010.

Year Cosa Nostra ‘Ndrangheta Camorra SCU Total
2000 17 45 86 26 174
2001 31 39 68 25 163
2002 18 30 54 23 125
2003 13 33 77 37 160
2004 17 45 122 19 203
2005 18 42 72 7 139
2006 14 23 77 8 122
2007 12 16 85 4 117
2008 12 22 59 9 102
2009 19 11 49 7 86
2010 10 24 18  15 67

Source:  Small Arms Survey, “Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers,” Chapter 4: Guns in the Family; Mafia Violence in Italy, page 83.

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