Worldwide Membership of Russian Gangs

in Transnational Crime

The total membership of organized crime groups in Russian gangs is estimated to be over 300,000 people worldwide.

In 2010, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimated there were 450 gangs within Russia with 12,000 members.

Source:  Matt Quinton, “Don and dusted! The incredible graveyard of Russian gangsters killed in mafia wars,” Sun, February 19, 2013.

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