chapter  4
Measuring transnational organised crime
An empirical study of existing data sets on TOC with particular reference to intergovernmental organisations
ByBILL BURNHAM
Pages 13

Transnational organised crime (TOC) has moved higher up the agenda of some governments and intergovernmental organisations. This chapter is based on an ongoing project for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Research Arm of the Department of Justice of the Government of the USA in Washington, DC. It outlines some of the issues involved in measuring TOC statistically, with a case study of one country, and the specific issues raised in respect of the three intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) that may reasonably be expected to play a leading role in the fight against TOC. A more detailed analytical description of the main features of these IGOs as regards statistical data on TOC forms the second part of the chapter.