Greece: the politics of crime

Georgios A. Antonopoulos, Nikolai Tagarov

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The main sources of official information regarding organised criminal activities in Greece can be obtained from the website of the Ministry for the Protection of the Citizen (formerly Ministry of Public Order of the Republic of Greece). Statistics on crime types and rates are readily available, yet an analysis of trends, patterns or contributing factors of organised criminal activity has not been regularly produced. In addition, some pieces of information and statistics on what could be described as empirical manifestations of organised crime (drug smuggling, cigarette smuggling, etc.) can also be obtained from Coast Guard and Financial Crime Squad (SDOE) websites. In 1999, 2004 and 2005, the Greek Ministry of Public Order (MPO)1 produced Annual Organised Crime Reports (AOCR). Unfortunately, as pointed out by the high-rank police officers consulted, they have not been publicly available primarily for political reasons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorruption and Organized Crime in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationIllegal partnerships
EditorsPhilip Gounev, Vincenzo Ruggiero
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780203117965
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


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