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NCJ Number: 120180 Find in a Library
Title: Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council: Annual Report, 1988
Corporate Author: Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Georgia Organized Crime Prevention Council
Atlanta, GA 30328
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report informs government officials, the media, and the general public about the activities of the council and provides an overview of organized crime in Georgia.
Abstract: The greatest problem facing Georgia is illegal drug trafficking and abuse. There are both traditional and nontraditional organized crime involvement in Georgia with six organized gangs operating statewide who are involved in numerous criminal activities. A gang is defined as a group of people who interact at a high rate among themselves, have a name, claim a territory, and engage in both criminal and other anti-social behavior on a regular basis. Locals to Help Locals Project (LHL) has been operating successfully, and enables local law enforcement agencies to request and receive manpower and equipment to carry out undercover and special projects within its jurisdiction. Another successful program is Project Leviticus, a federally funded, multistate association of agencies investigating crimes in the coal, oil, and gas industries.
Main Term(s): Organized crime prevention
Index Term(s): Gangs; Georgia (USA)
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