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22 - 12 - 2022
2022: a great success for Transcrime and Crime&tech in leading innovative research for reducing crime

The year 2022 marks a great success for the research centre Transcrime and its spin-off Crime&tech. We were awarded more than 18 projects:

We would like to thank everyone who helped us in achieving this significant result!

Horizon Europe projects:

Internal Security Fund projects:

DG Justice projects:


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18 - 10 - 2022
The new webinar for the presentation of the report "Risks and opportunities of the new checkout methods"

The new report on "Risks and opportunities of new checkout methods", conducted by Crime & tech, with the support of Checkpoint Systems Italia and in collaboration with the Laboratorio per la Sicurezza is now available.

The study explores the evolution of the concept of the store and checkout systems, providing insights for the adoption of these new technologies by security managers and companies. The study also analyzed the data provided by some retail companies in order to estimate for the first time in Italy the economic impact and operational consequences of the application of self-checkout systems in the retail sector.

It is now possible to access the report at the dedicated page.

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20 - 04 - 2022
Out now the final report of Project FATA

Now out the final report of project FATA, presented at the webinar by Crime&tech this morning. This study, carried out with Direzione Centrale della Polizia Criminale - Ministero dell'Interno, with the support of Amazon, is the first systematic analysis on the new online counterfeiting schemes, and aims at developing a wider collaboration among public and private sector, as well as reasearch.

To find out more on this project and to download the full report, check out the official website.

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08 - 04 - 2022
Crime&tech and Transcrime awarded with 5 Horizon Europe projects

Crime&tech e Transcrime have been awarded five Horizon Europe projects, under cluster number 3 of the programme, focusing on Civil Security for Society.

Horizon Europe is a key funding programme for research and innovation created by the European Union which aims at facilitating the developing of new and innovative solutions to improve the ability to tackle recent challenges, both at a global and European level.

We are very proud of this result, and we want to congratulate our research team and the administration staff!

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06 - 12 - 2021
Kick-off Meeting of the Cut The Cord Project

On the 26th of November, Crime&tech joined the Kick-off meeting of project Cut the Cord, which aims at improving the investigation capabilities of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), through training programs and innovative tools, in an endeavor to assist their mission for preventing and tackling Terrorism Financing (TERFIN).

During the meeting, partners had the opportunity to present their organizations and share additional information regarding their involvement in the project.

The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA), coordinator of the project, also presented the guidelines, methodology and procedures to be followed. Finally, the Work Packages were presented by the lead partners, giving the opportunity for clarifications and further discussion.

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16 - 11 - 2021
Out now the report "Retail Security in Italy 2021"

The new study "Retail Security in Italy", carried out by Crime & tech, was realized with the support of Checkpoint Systems and in collaboration with the Laboratorio per la Sicurezza.

It analyses security conditions in the Retail and GDO sector in Italy, focusing on those elements which represents the main causes of losses and the security measures adopted by firms to limit them.

The final report is now available at the following link.

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14 - 07 - 2021
Out now the report "A shared corporate strategy to fight shrinkage"

Now availale the report "A shared corporate strategy to fight shrinkage - Guidelines for the creation of an internal culture transversal to different departments in Retail and GDO companies", written by Crime&tech and presented during the webinar on the 14 of July.

The study carried put with the support of Checkpoint Systems and the collaboration of Laboratorio per la Sicurezza, aims to outline the key actions to be implemented to create a strategy shared at all company levels for managing and contrasting company shrinkage, in contrast with the widespread perception among companies that this phenomenon represents just a marginal problem and is to be attributed only to loss prevention-oriented functions.

It is now possible to request the report clicking here.

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21 - 06 - 2021
Transcrime has been awarded the MediTheft project!

Transcrime, research center of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, is a partner of the MediTheft project, funded by the European Commission DG HOME (ISF -Police) and coordinated by AIFA - Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, which will focus on the phenomenon of organized drugs theft.

Crime&tech will collaborate during the development and implementation of the intelligence-based platform that will be created within the project for the collection, sharing and analysis of data concerning this specific crime.

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07 - 06 - 2021
Out now the survey "Retail security in Italy"

Out now the survey carried out by Crime&tech, spin-off company of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore -Transcrime, with the support of Checkpoint Systems and with the collaboration of Laboratorio per la sicurezza aimed at analyzing and quantifying shrinkage and security problems in the Retail and GDO sector in Italy.

In particular, this study aims to collect information related to shrinkage, with a focus on detection, the causes of loss with a criminal nature and the security measures used to fight the phenomenon.

If you work in a retail or large-scale distribution company in Italy and you would like to contribute to our research on retail security, click here.


Deadline to complete the survey: September 30, 2021.

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14 - 05 - 2021
Report 'How to measure and analyze inventory differences' out now

The study “Measuring and analyzing shrinkage - Guidelines for the Retail and GDO sector”, conducted by Crime & tech, with the support of Checkpoint Systems, and presented today, 14 May, during the webinar, is now available on our website.

An analysis that originates from the need to define common good practices for companies in the retail sector to obtain comparable data and develop shared strategies. This was achieved through the in-depth study of some good practices that emerged from the analysis of national and international experiences in order to define guidelines capable of supporting the detection and analysis of shrinkage.

To obtain the report, visit the dedicated page.

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06 - 05 - 2021
Crime & tech has been awarded the new CTC - Cut the cord project

Crime&tech, spin-off company of Transcrime-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, is partner of project CTC – Cut the Cord, awarded by the European Commission DG HOME (ISF – Police) to an international consortium coordinated by KEMEA.

Together with law enforcement agencies, FinTech, banking institutions and data providers we will cooperate to develop Artificial Intelligence tools able to analyse financial transactions and to detect terrorist financing schemes.

The CTC project will therefore establish a wide stakeholder community and boost the exchange of information to cut the cord of terrorist financing between the traditional and digital economy.

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31 - 03 - 2021
Next Generation AML: final report is now available

The report ‘Next Generation AML’ was presented today, 31st March, during a successful webinar with more than 150 registered participants. The study, carried out by Crime&tech, spin-off company of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Transcrime, and sponsored by SAS, is the first survey ever carried out in Italy on the use of big data and artificial intelligence for anti-money laundering purposes (AML/CFT) by banks, financial institutions and gaming companies. Information have been collected through an online survey, a focus group and bilateral interviews with representatives from a sample of more than 45 obliged entities corresponding to about 50% of total assets of the financial and gaming sector in Italy.

The report is available publicly on SAS landing page here.

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04 - 12 - 2020
Next Generation AML: Indagine tra le banche e altri soggetti obbligati in Italia sull'uso dei big data e dell'intelligenza artificiale in ambito anti-riciclaggio

Per incrementare le strategie di contrasto al riciclaggio di denaro e al finanziamento del terrorismo (AML/CFT), i soggetti obbligati in questo ambito (e in particolare banche, assicurazioni, istituti di pagamento e società di gaming) stanno investendo ingenti risorse per l’utilizzo dei big data e dell’intelligenza artificiale. Tuttavia, rimangono diversi punti interrogativi sull’effettivo stato di utilizzo di questi strumenti e sulle problematiche incontrate dai soggetti obbligati.

Con l’obiettivo di colmare questo gap conoscitivo, l’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, tramite il suo spin-off Crime&tech, ha lanciato la prima survey per analizzare e quantificare l’utilizzo di queste soluzioni tecnologiche. La survey, sponsorizzata da SAS, mira a raccogliere informazioni sulla tipologia, le principali finalità d’impiego, i rischi e i benefici di queste soluzioni ed è rivolta a coloro che, a vario titolo, operano in questo settore.

Per partecipare alla survey contatta: info@crimetech.it

(È prevista anche la partecipazione in forma anonima).

I risultati verranno diffusi nel primo trimestre del 2021.


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10 - 11 - 2020
Le differenze inventariali nella GDO in Italia: classificazione, misurazione e nuove strategie di prevenzione

Secondo lo studio ‘Retail Security in Europe. Going beyond Shrinkage’ (https://bit.ly/34YW1gu), la Grande Distribuzione Organizzata (GDO) è il settore che registra il più alto tasso di differenze inventariali in Europa (2% del fatturato, equivalenti a circa 21 miliardi di euro su base annua). L’esperienza dimostra però che la loro misurazione in questo settore è particolarmente complessa poichè le possibili cause sono numerose e varie.

Crime&tech ha condotto, con il supporto di Checkpoint Systems, uno studio con l’obiettivo di approfondire ulteriormente questo tema, analizzando le modalità con cui i gruppi GDO in Italia affrontano la misurazione e classificazione delle differenze inventariali. 

Scarica qui il report.


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28 - 09 - 2020

Crime&tech has developed INVESTIGATOR, a cutting-hedge platform to identify and trace in real time companies at high risk of being involved in money laundering, corruption, tax evasion, fraud and other financial crimes. INVESTIGATOR is the first investigative tool specifically designed for law enforcement agencies and other public authorities involved in financial crime investigations.

This tool complements traditional approaches (e.g. check of compliance lists) with innovative predictive functionalities and machine learning algorithms to identify hidden patterns in legitimate companies’ characteristics.

To know more: https://bit.ly/2GBgNIJ 


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04 - 08 - 2020
The H2020 project COESO awarded to Crime&tech

Crime&tech has been awarded, as partner, the H2020 project COESO (Collaborative Engagement on Societal Issues). COESO, which is coordinated by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (France), will facilitate citizens engagement in Europe, by supporting ten pilots presenting a variety of disciplines, societal challenges and types of participation of the civil society in different European countries.

In particular Crime&tech will lead a pilot on engaging European journalists in investigations related to the tracing of beneficial ownership so as to increase the awareness of the civil society about the transparency of legal businesses and prevent criminal and unethical abuse of European firms.

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26 - 06 - 2020
Le sfide della sicurezza nel retail in Italia: tra Organised Retail Crime e ripartenza post-COVID

Diversi studi a livello internazionale e nazionale hanno evidenziato come l’Organised Retail Crime (ossia attività criminali di gruppi organizzati a danno di aziende del settore retail e GDO) sia un fenomeno in forte crescita a causa della disponibilità di nuovi prodotti e canali di vendita che generano nuove opportunità per i criminali. Tuttavia, si tratta di un fenomeno difficile da investigare e contrastare soprattutto perché le informazioni disponibili sono spesso frammentarie. Da qui nasce l’esigenza di approfondire la conoscenza dell’ORC in Italia.

Ne abbiamo parlato durante il Webinar ‘Le sfide della sicurezza nel retail in Italia: tra Organised Retail Crime e ripartenza post-COVID’ organizzato dall'Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in collaborazione con Crime&tech e Laboratorio per la Sicurezza.

Partendo dai risultati degli studi più rilevanti sul tema, il Webinar è nato con l’obiettivo di aprire un confronto tra diversi professionisti del settore sulle dinamiche di questo fenomeno criminale e sulle nuove sfide della retail security legate all’emergenza COVID-19. Durante il webinar, è stato approfondito anche il tema della condivisione di informazioni tra operatori della sicurezza e con le forze dell’ordine per affrontare i fenomeni criminali che interessano il retail.

Sono intervenuti: Prof. Ernesto Ugo Savona - Direttore di Transcrime – Università Cattolica e Presidente di Crime&tech; Marco Dugato - Amministratore di Crime&tech e Ricercatore di Transcrime – Università Cattolica; Giuseppina Mancuso - Direttore Audit & Risk, Leroy Merlin Italia; Gabriele Venuti -  Security Manager, Marionnaud Italia; Giuseppe Mastromattei - Presidente del Laboratorio per la Sicurezza

Clicca qui per guardare il video: https://bit.ly/2VxX9Sv

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25 - 06 - 2020
Personal data processing by law enforcement

The increasing complexity and transnational nature of criminal conducts raises difficult questions for police forces also in regard to the applicable jurisdiction and personal data protection. European and national privacy regulations should interplay with the criminal procedure laws of each Member State.  This is often an obstacle course given the fragmentation of the regulatory framework, especially in cross-border investigations.  

Working together with law enforcement, public authorities and data providers, Transcrime is carrying out a number of research projects to develop good data management practices for investigation purposes and, together with Crime&tech, investigative tools while respecting the fundamental rights of natural persons

Discover more: https://bit.ly/3hYgXrL

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15 - 06 - 2020
L'Organised Retail Crime in Italia

In base ai risultati del nuovo studio pubblicato oggi, l’Organised Retail Crime (ORC), ossia attività criminali di gruppi organizzati a danno di aziende del settore retail e GDO, in Italia è un fenomeno molto diffuso con un forte impatto economico e sulla sicurezza dei lavoratori: il bottino è di norma superiore rispetto allo scontrino medio e molto spesso si registrano episodi violenti. La ricerca, L’Organised Retail Crime in Italia, è stata condotta da Crime&tech, in collaborazione con l’associazione Laboratorio per la Sicurezza.

Lo studio analizza l’incidenza e le caratteristiche di questa tipologia di attività criminali in Italia. Le informazioni sono state raccolte tramite un questionario anonimo somministrato ad un campione di 43 aziende che operano nel settore retail e GDO in Italia. Oltre a fornire una prima fotografia del fenomeno, la ricerca vuole favorire il confronto tra l’esperienza dei professionisti che operano sul campo e le analisi sviluppate dalla ricerca nel settore.

Tra i principali risultati, il rapporto rileva che:


Leggi lo studio per saperne di più: https://bit.ly/3gwxUb5 

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18 - 05 - 2020
Riciclaggio e Infiltrazioni della criminalita' organizzata: ripartire con nuovi indicatori di rischio

Venerdi 15 maggio si è svolto il webinar "Riciclaggio e Infiltrazioni della criminalità organizzata: ripartire con nuovi indicatori di rischio". Con Carlo Cosimi - Vice Presidente ANRA e Head of Corporate Insurance and Risk Financing Saipem, Costantino Visconti – professore di Diritto Penale, Dipartimento DEMS- Università degli studi di Palermo, Enzo Bivona - professore di Economia Aziendale, Dipartimento DEMS-Università di Palermo, Vitaliano Tobruk - Head of Risk Solutions Southern Europe di Bureau van Dijk Italia e Francesca Sibra – Head of Compliance Solutions di Bureau van Dijk Italia, abbiamo discusso di come i nuovi scenari di rischio generati dal Covid19, insieme alla necessità di rilanciare in maniera rapida l’economia, richiedano una revisione dei sistemi di valutazione del rischio.

Se non sei riuscito a collegarti al webinar, puoi rivederlo cliccando qui https://bit.ly/2WZeN2N 

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24 - 04 - 2020
Indicatori per la valutazione del rischio infiltrazione criminale ai tempi del Covid-19

L’emergenza generata dalla pandemia del COVID-19, e la conseguente crisi economica, hanno avuto un impatto significativo sull’evoluzione dei rischi di riciclaggio, corruzione e infiltrazione criminale a cui sono soggette imprese e istituzioni finanziarie in Italia e all’estero.

Come già osservato a livello istituzionale – ad esempio da Banca d’Italia-UIF, Direzione Nazionale Antimafia, Ministero dell’Interno – da un lato sono emerse nuove minacce, e dall’altro nuove opportunità e vulnerabilità che la criminalità organizzata ed economica potrebbe sfruttare a proprio vantaggio. Anche Transcrime – il centro di ricerca sulla criminalità transnazionale dell’Università Cattolica – ha condotto un approfondimento su questo tema.

I nuovi scenari di rischio indotti dal COVID-19 richiedono dunque una revisione decisa dei sistemi di risk assessment e degli indicatori di anomalia. In questa cornice, Crime&tech e Bureau van Dijk stanno aggiornando il set di indicatori di rischio di infiltrazione criminale utilizzabili ad esempio a fini di anti-riciclaggio, anti-frode, e due diligence terze parti.

Scarica il report realizzato da Crime&tech sui dati del database Orbis.

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14 - 04 - 2020
Le sfide nella valutazione del rischio nel settore del gaming

Il settore italiano del gioco e delle scommesse è un’area in continua e rapida evoluzione, caratterizzata da numerose interconnessioni societarie, frequenti cambi di assetto proprietario e dalla presenza di numerosi soci, titolari effettivi e amministratori stranieri. Da una nostra analisi condotta su dati Bureau van Dijk – Orbis, emerge che, delle circa 7,000 imprese registrate in Italia nella divisione ATECO R.92[1] per circa il 7% non è possibile individuare (almeno un) titolare effettivo, a causa della presenza nell’assetto proprietario di persone giuridiche che non ne consentono l’identificazione (es. fiduciarie, trust);

Proprio l’esposizione verso giurisdizioni a fiscalità privilegiata e ad alta opacità societaria è una vulnerabilità che emerge nelle numerose inchieste giudiziarie che, negli ultimi anni, hanno rivelato il coinvolgimento del settore del gaming in casi di riciclaggio di denaro, infiltrazione della criminalità organizzata, frode sportiva e frode fiscale.

Per questo, è necessaria da parte dei soggetti operanti nell’ambito nel gaming una approfondita valutazione dei rischi a cui è soggetto il settore. Le recenti linee guida AML dell’Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (Febbraio 2019) e le novità introdotte dal Decreto Fiscale (Ottobre 2019) hanno ulteriormente sottolineato la centralità dell’approccio basato sul rischio, e la necessità da parte dei soggetti destinatari di tenere in considerazione una varietà di fattori ed indicatori di anomalia.

Seguendo gli standard internazionali, le linee guida e le indicazioni normative a livello nazionale, sarebbe auspicabile che la valutazione del rischio della rete di distributori, esercenti e punti vendita di gioco, fisico e on-line, comprenda diversi aspetti di rischio statico, sia sul piano reputazionale che su quello economico e finanziario.

Richiedi lo studio completo per approfondire tutti gli aspetti inerenti la valutazione del rischio del settore gaming.


[1] Attività riguardanti le lotterie, le scommesse e le case da gioco

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05 - 03 - 2020
New partnership between Crime&tech and the Department DEMS of the Universita' di Palermo

Research, consulting and training on control systems and money laundering risk prevention, corruption and organised crime infiltration will be at the heart of this initiative.

Compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, anti-mafia and more generally, risk prevention ex 231/2001: these are the subjects of the new agreement signed by Crime&tech and the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations (DEMS) of the Università di Palermo. The partnership aims to establish a new entity able to range from massive elaboration of data, from global sources, to the development of control systems and internal tailor-made customized organizational models to meet the needs of the companies both in the private and public sector.

In particular, the partnership aims to:

The expertise of Crime&tech in developing risk indicators and the excellence of DEMS in legal and business compliance consultancy and internal control systems creates a new exchange channel among university, business and public administrations.

In this context, DEMS and Crime&tech (through Transcrime) coordinate two Master's degree, respectively in Palermo and Milan, training more than 100 students. They are the Master’s degree in Public Policies, curriculum Security Policies of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and the Master’s degree in Sciences of Administration and Complex Organizations, curriculum Compliance, Business Development and Crime Prevention of the Università di Palermo.


Read the press release to know more.


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15 - 11 - 2019
SAS Silver Partner

Crime&tech is SAS Silver Partner. The partnership strengthens the combination of Crime&tech expertise with SAS analytical approach. We will be able to provide more frontier products and services in support of decision-making processes and security management, both in the corporate and the public domain.

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17 - 09 - 2019
2019 Compliance Forum

On the occasion of the 2019 COMPLIANCE FORUM, Michele Riccardi will discuss about complex ownership structures and implications for tracing serious organised crime. The event will be also the opportunity to talk about the new Crime&tech risk indicators measuring the opacity and complexity of more than 300 million legitimate businesse worldwide.

Click the link for further information about Crime&tech risk indicators. Details will follow soon.


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21 - 06 - 2019
Retail Security in Europe - The conference

A successful event

On the 20th of June the results of the study Retail Security in Europe – Going beyond shrinkage, were presented in Milan at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The study was carried out by Crime&tech with the support of Checkpoint Systems. The report can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/2RovlwJ

The presentation of the research was introduced by Mario Gatti – Campus Director of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore –, Professor Ernesto U. Savona Transcrime Director and Crime&tech CEO and Fran Zanier – Marketing Director EMEA, Checkpoint Systems. They emphasised the relevance of the study, which represents the first step of a cooperation pact between academics, companies, security measures providers and public authorities for increasing and improving the level of security in the retail sector.

Marco Dugato and Michele Riccardi – Senior Researchers at Transcrime and Crime&tech Senior Partners – presented the key results of the report that offers a picture of the losses incurred by retail companies, of the threats on retail security and of the countermeasures adopted by retailers in 11 European countries. The authors stressed the need to “go beyond shrinkage, firstly understanding how losses are defined and accounted for by different firms; and secondly analysing further information an KPIs useful to provide a complete picture of the security in the retail sector”. The analysis focused on shrinkage data, enriched by information on the geographic and sectoral context, the modus operandi of criminals, the evolution of retail crime schemes and on the strategy adopted by retailers to address security threats. Moreover, the study provides also an assessment of the economic impact of losses on retailers and citizens.

The conference ended with two roundtables. During the first one, on the topic Retail security: the public-private partnership, the panellists handled the issue of data and information sharing between retailers and public authorities: “It is important that retailers create networks to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and achieve an adequate crime prevention level”, claimed Alessandro Marangoni – Security Manager at IPER la Grande I – who also underlined the relevance of public-private cooperation to better manage security issues in big shopping areas such as the mall’Il Centro’ in Arese (the biggest mall in Europe). Vincenzo Nicolì – Territorial Control Service Director of the Ministero dell’Interno – mentioned the initiatives of the Italian Ministry to “promote cooperation between retailers and law enforcement so as to improve investigative activities” and underlined the need for balancing big data analysis with personal and sensitive data protection. Francisco Alvarez Fernandez, Chief of the Spanish Unidad de Planificaciòn Estratégica y Coordinaciòn de Policìa Nacional, described the new protocol adopted to enable Spanish retailers to report crimes directly from the store where they occurred, through an on-line platform.

The second panel discussion, entitled Measuring the unmeasurable? Counting retail losses focused on the challenges that firms have to face in measuring shrinkage and on the importance of new technologies in monitoring the supply chain and reducing losses. For what concerns the first topic, Giulia Giacomel – Retail Asset Protection Manager EMEA, Luxottica – claimed “the relevance of horizontal communication between different business units and the importance of developing procedures and internal controls to better manage losses”. Gijsbert Wauters-Verbeke, Security Manager at Delhaize, one of the biggest food retail groups in North Europe, underlined three key elements to improve both the measurement and the prevention of losses : “New technologies, which can be adapted to the evolution of purchases in the retail; better data, with the support of more advanced data analytics systems; and a greater involvement of the staff in the store activities”.  Finally, Alberto Corradini – Business Unit Director Italia, Checkpoint Systems – emphasised the role played by “innovative technologies, above all RFID, to improve inventory processes and products management and to reduce shrinkage”.

Concluding, all the panellists agreed on the value of academic research in connecting the public sector and retailers and in improving scenario analyses and data-driven planning of security policies in the retail sector.


Press review - Retail Security in Europe – Going beyond shrinkage


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20 - 06 - 2019
Retail security in Europe - Going beyond shrinkage

Click the link to receive the Report by email

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18 - 08 - 2018
The Economist talks about Crime&tech

Have a look at the article recently published on The Economist about models and software developed by Crime&tech for the evaluation of the crime infiltration risk in businesses.

Here is the article

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10 - 07 - 2018
The new website of ALICE system is now online

ALICE is a searchable system containing information on the legal requirements of standard 20-cigarette packs. ALICE system allows a real-time assessment of the correspondence between the labelling of a cigarette pack and the requirements in the declared destination country. This could help in the identification of illicit whites brands during their transit through ports or free trade zones.

Here is the website.

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21 - 02 - 2018
The report on organised crime infiltration in Lazio region is now online

The study “Le infiltrazioni della criminalità organizzata nell'economia del Lazio” (The Infiltration of Organised Crime in the Legitimate Economy of the Lazio Region” has been carried out by Crime&tech – spin-off of the Università Cattolica-Transcrime – for the Regional government of Lazio and in particular of its Osservatorio sulla sicurezza e la legalità.

Combining statistical analysis, qualitative analysis and interviews with experts, the study maps the presence of organised crime group in the economy of Lazio adopting both a territorial and business sector perspective. The report provides a picture of the investments of traditional mafias and local criminal groups, of the infiltration modus operandi, of the control and management strategies of legal businesses with a focus on the most vulnerable sectors and geographic areas.

Click here for the full report [Italian version].

Press release:

la Repubblica

Corriere della sera

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29 - 01 - 2018
We are ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified

Crime&tech has achieved the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its activity of collection and analysis of socio-economic and crime data and risk indicators.

This result certifies that Crime&tech has a systematic and ongoing approach to managing information security risks that affect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company and customer information.

Here it is the certification.

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19 - 12 - 2017
The new indicators of crime against vehicles now available

Crime&tech has updated the indicators measuring the level of crime against vehicles in Italy, taking the detail of the analysis from provincial to municipality’s level. The three new indicators measure the territorial risk (scale 0-100) of three different types of crime:

The indicators have been obtained from mathematical models that combine the information gathered from different types of sources (e.g. demographic statistics, data on network of roads, geographical information) on risk and protective factors in every Italian municipality. Such methodology allows to obtain indicators having a predictive function, identifying not only where the thefts happened in the past, but also where it is more likely that they will happen in the future.  

For further information on indicators of crime against vehicles or to download all our products available in the restricted area, please contact info@crimetech.it

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28 - 11 - 2017
Presented the study on the security of the retail sector

The results of the report “La sicurezza nel retail in Italia. Uno studio su furti, rapine e nuovi sistemi di prevenzione” have been presented in Milan at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. The study has been carried out by Crime&tech in cooperation with the Laboratorio per la Sicurezza and the support of Checkpoint Systems.

The aim of the study is to provide a picture of the status of security in the retail sector in Italy. In particular, the main purpose is to analyse losses and shrinkage arising from theft, robbery and other crimes, to identify differences among regions and sectors and to provide an overview of the security solutions adopted by retailers.

The event has been the opportunity to discuss with researchers, retailers and public sector about the future of retail security and the role of the security manager in Italy.

Click here for the full report. 

Click here for the Executive Summary of the study.

Click here for the official agenda of the meeting. 

Here some pics of the day. 

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23 - 11 - 2017
Risk assessment and management: a successful workshop

On the 23rd November, we have hosted, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore premises, the workshop “Risk assessment and management: anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and corporate criminal liability” (“La valutazione del rischio: antiriciclaggio, anticorruzione e codice penale delle società”), organised by Crime&tech in cooperation with Bureau van Dijk, AIDC – Associazione Italiana Dottori Commercialisti and the support of ANDAF.

It has been the opportunity to discuss with researchers, professionals, companies, banks and public administration how to improve risk assessment: not only in the anti-money laundering domain, but also of corruption, environmental and reputational risks.  We have provided an overview of the existing tools and databases, and a review of the obligations and challenges that professionals and other obliged entities have to face daily.

It has been a successful event, with more than 100 participants, which we would like to repeat in 2018.

HERE the agenda of the day. 

Here below, the presentations of those speakers who have prepared slides:

Michele Riccardi, Crime&tech

Alessandra Amati, Claudia Gargano e Mauro De Lorenzo, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Spa

Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon e Alessandra Oglino, RepRisk AG

Arne Petter Omholt, T-Rank AS

Francesca Sibra, Bureau van Dijk

David Gentili, Comune di Milano

Andrea Bignami, AIDC e Delegato Tecnico CNDCEC AML WG Accountancy Europe

Mariele Fonte, AIDC e Avvocato Penalista


Here some pics of the event.

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01 - 06 - 2017
An indicator to measure counterfeiting risk

Crime&tech is partner of UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute - to develop a synthetic indicator of counterfeiting risk across Italian areas. The project, funded by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (MISE), builds on UNICRI’s study of counterfeiting and on Crime&tech’s expertise in elaborating risk indicators. The counterfeiting indicator combines different risk factors, grouped in threats and vulnerabiltiies, operationalized in a range of variables originating from different sources: administrative statistics, data on seizures of counterfeit products and goods, presence of vulnerability factors such as ports, airports, public spaces and on the criminal groups active in counterfeit production and trade.

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12 - 04 - 2017
The second video of Crime&tech indicators of OC infiltration in the legal economy is now online

The second video shows how indicators work and who could be interested in using them.
The indicators allow to identify those suppliers and customers at higher risk and on which enhanced due diligence is necessary.
In the next weeks we will present the other Crime&tech indicators.
Follow us on our website, on Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo.


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23 - 03 - 2017
The Retail Security Risks

During the Security for Retail Forum 2017, Marco Dugato gives a speech on “Analizzare, prevedere e prevenire i reati nel settore Retail”. Here is the full agenda.

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16 - 03 - 2017
The first video of Crime&tech crime risk indicators is now online



A number of videos to present Crime&tech risk indicators. And to show how they work and who could use them. Our first video talks about OCI-T, OCI-S and IPM: indicators which measure organised crime infiltration in the Italian economy across territories (municipalities, provinces, regions) and business sectors. Next videos will show you how to use them (click here for more information about our risk indicators). And we will present also the other Crime&tech indicators. Follow us on our website, on Twitter, LinkedIn and Vimeo.


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15 - 03 - 2017
Organised crime infiltration in the transportation industry

Michele Riccardi participates to the global conference of the TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) showing how to assess the risk of organised crime infiltration in the transportation industry and in the supply chain.

Click here for the official agenda

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20 - 10 - 2016
Modelling organised crime infiltration: from research to practice

The activity of Crime&tech builds on the expertise of Transcrime in studying criminal phenomena. Starting from the research on organised crime infiltration in the legal economy, we have developed a set of risk indicators at territory and sectorial level. They can be used by policy-makers, LEAs, FIUs and obliged entities to better assess and identify the risks of money laundering, corruption and criminal infiltration. Now all this research has been grouped in a new book by Routledge.

Here is the review of the book by Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol: "This book reflects the important findings of cutting-edge research. It demonstrates the frightening scale of organised crime investment in the legitimate economy, and the negative effects of this phenomenon. Tracing and recovering the proceeds of crime remains a major strategic challenge for law enforcement agencies across Europe, so this publication is as timely as it is important".

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13 - 09 - 2016
Project MONITOR to assess organised crime infiltration risks in Crotone and Vibo Valentia

The results of project MONITOR-Monitoraggio dell’economia locale per prevenire l’infiltrazione della criminalità organizzata have been presented today in Crotone, during the conference “#RestartSud, impresa possibile”. The study has been carried out by Crime&tech, the spin-off company of the Università Cattolica, for the Chamber of Commerce of Crotone and for the Chamber of Commerce of Vibo Valentia. The project has developed some tools to identify the most vulnerable areas and business sectors. Furthermore, the study has realized a set of risk indicators (at contextual level, at governance and ownership level, at economic and financial level) to help public administration bodies and law enforcement tackle organised crime. Here are the full report, the press release, the executive summary and the methodological annex. The the full report, the executive summary and the methodolofical annex (Vibo Valentia). [All these documents are in Italian]

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28 - 07 - 2016
Monitoring organised crime infiltration of legitimate businesses in the provinces of Crotone and Vibo Valentia

Crime&tech works with the Chambers of Commerce of Crotone and Vibo Valentia to prevent the infiltration of organised crime in the legal economy. Project MONITOR aims at providing tools to identify the most vulnerable areas and the business sectors. In particular the project is developing a set of risk indicators (at contextual level, at governance and ownership level, at economic and financial level) to ease the interventions of public administration bodies and investigations by law enforcement. The results of the project will be presented in a public conference on 13rd September in Crotone and (dates to be confirmed) Vibo Valentia.

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29 - 05 - 2016
On "la Repubblica" our risk indicators

La Repubblica has published in a recent article the results of our risk indicators: http://goo.gl/kExoqV

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12 - 05 - 2016
Crime&tech risk indicators are now available

Crime&tech has developed 9 indicators to provide a synthetic measure of a variety of criminal risks: OCI-T and OCI-S measure the level of infiltration of organised crime across territories and business sectors of the Italian legitimate economy, and are also distributed through Bureau van Dijk databases; VCI-T measures violent crime (e.g. intentional homicides, sexual violence, assaults, kidnapping); CAP-T measures crime against property and it is composed of five sub-indicators: CAP-HOUSE (crime against private houses), CAP-STREET (street crimes), CAP-VEHICLE (crime against vehicles), CAP-TRANSPORT (crime against transport) e CAP-BUSINESS (crime against commercial businesses).

“The indicators – explains Ernesto Savona, president of Crime&tech and director of Transcrime of the Università Cattolica –-have been created following a methodology developed in previous Transcrime research. They are periodically updated combining, through different statistical techniques, information gathered from various data sources (e.g. administrative statistics, judicial files, official reports)”.

The indicators can be purchased and accessed directly, upon subscription, through the restricted area of our website (see here an example).

Download the press release.

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21 - 04 - 2016
Risk indicators for anti-money laundering

The risk indicators of organised crime infiltration in the legitimate economy, developed by Crime&tech and distributed by Bureau van Dijk, will be presented during the 4th Salone Antiriciclaggio.

OCI-T, measures the level of infiltration of organised crime groups in Italian regions and provinces; while OCI-S measures the level of infiltration across the business sectors of the legitimate economy (NACE classification, up to 3-digits).

The indicators condense information gathered from different data sources (e.g. administrative statistics, judicial files, official reports) in a standardized value and can be used for many purposes: anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, monitoring suppliers, reputational risk control. They are distributed by Crime&tech also through Bureau van Dijk’s AIDA database, so it can be analyzed and combined with other business and financial information.

OCI-T and OCI-S are the first of a series of indicators made available shortly by Crime&tech, that will measure different types of criminal risk (eg. violent crimes, crimes against property, crimes against transport). For more information see the page Products & Services of our website.

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18 - 12 - 2015
Crime&tech with ACC to measure the costs of organised crime in Australia

Also Crime&tech contributed to the latest Australian Crime Commission (ACC) report entitled 'Costs of Serious and Organised Crime in Australia' and presented today, 18th December, by the Australian Minister of Justice, Michael Keenan. 

Crime&tech was chosen by Australian Crime Commission to support the development of a methodology and the analysis of the data in the availability of the ACC team for measuring the costs of organised crime in the country. The project is the first national assessment in this field in Australia, and one of the first estimates of organised crime costs at international level.

According to ACC estimates, the negative impact of SOC amounts to about 36 billions AUD per year, which could be distinguished depending on the type of offence and the nature of the consequences produced.

This study is crucial to assist the government and other public institutions in identifying the areas suffering the greatest impact of organised crime, and planning more precisely future policies and interventions in this field. Furthermore, it is a methodological milestone for other countries and governments interested in conducting similar assessments.

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01 - 10 - 2015
Crime&tech. From Transcrime research to business technologies

Crime&tech is the spin-off company of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore stemming from the research experience of Transcrime – Joint Research Center on Transnational Crime (www.transcrime.it).

Crime&tech srl was founded in the spring of 2015 by Prof. Ernesto Ugo Savona, director of Transcrime, and other senior researchers of the centre. Crime&tech translates Transcrime’s research, carried out at national and international level, into models, tools and applications for private companies and public institutions. It offers customised products and services to assess and prevent various crime and security risks, from organised crime to fraud, from thefts to robberies.

Download here our brochure.

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30 - 07 - 2015
A virtual Community for the security of cargo transports


Crime&tech, together with Università Cattolica, manages the virtual community hosted by the Open Innovation platform of Regione Lombardia dedicated to the security of cargo transports.

The Community has been sponsored by Regione Lombardia and supported by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Bristol Myers Squibb, ALHA Group, Bureau van Dijk and other members of TAPA – Transported Asset Protection Association.

The Community is the ideal place where to collect the needs of public and private actors operating in the security of transports and where to promote ideas, technologies and business initiatives to improve the prevention of thefts, robberies and criminal infiltration against logistics and transportation.

Participating in the Community is free. Guidelines for registration can be downloaded here.

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01 - 07 - 2015
Collecting. Analysing. Mapping. Assessing. Preventing

Crime&tech collects information from several sources, relying on the latest data crawling and data mining developments. It organises, elaborates and condenses these data into risk models, indicators and maps ready to be used by private companies or public institutions.

Crime&tech relies on Transcrime knowledge of the main national and international data sources in the field of crime and security (e.g. official statistics, judiciary files, institutional and police reports, media and open sources). It benefits from Transcrime expertise in processing and organising such information. It adopts the most advanced techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis, including spatial and social network analysis.

All Crime&tech products and services (e.g. datasets, risk indicators, infographics and interactive maps) are fully customizable for and by the client, bringing research closer to the industry needs.

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