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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.
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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.
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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.
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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].
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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:
Here some pics of the event.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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".
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]
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.
La Repubblica has published in a recent article the results of our risk indicators: http://goo.gl/kExoqV
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).
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.