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INVESTIGATOR is a real-time investigative platform to identify and trace companies at high risk of being involved in money laundering, corruption, tax evasion, fraud and other financial crimes. 

This tool complements traditional approaches with innovative predictive functionalities and machine learning algorithms that identify hidden patterns in legitimate companies’ characteristics, in order to support AML customer due diligence, risk assessment counterparts, and procurement integrity checks.

In particular INVESTIGATOR:

INVESTIGATOR builds on five pillars which will make it a must have for banks, financial institutions, and corporates:

  1. Cross-border coverage: INVESTIGATOR allows tracing firms at a global level (220+ countries, 380M firms), allowing to tackle the transnational nature of organised and financial crimes;
  2. Know-how of criminal schemes: INVESTIGATOR exploits the unique knowledge of criminal and fraud schemes and anomalous behaviours developed by Transcrime in more than 25 years of frontier scientific research;
  3. Frontier predictive approach: INVESTIGATOR builds on Crime&tech AI capabilities, and on machine learning models with proven and strong predictive power;
  4. Compliance with rules: INVESTIGATOR follows a privacy-by-designconcept and is compliant with key issues in the investigative domain: Personal data protection; IT security; Data provenance models;
  5. Cost-efficiency: INVESTIGATOR has a very competitive pricing with respect to other software in this field, allowing to use a particularly effective tool without impacting heavily on the budget.

INVESTIGATOR can be used by a wide number of end-users in a variety of domains:

  • Obliged entities in AML customer due diligence;
  • Corporates and financial institutions in anti-fraud risk assessment;
  • Private and public bodies for risk assessment of vendors, distributors, counterparts;
  • Private and public organizations in procurement integrity checks.


Crime&tech develops indicators that provide a synthetic measurement of various risk types both at geographic and business sector level (e.g. thefts and robberies, violence against people, money laundering, infiltration of organized crime groups in legitimate businesses).

If you want to know more about our offer of indicators, please download the leaflet.

The risk indicators cover one or more countries at different disaggregation levels: national, regional, provincial. They combine information gathered from different data sources (e.g. administrative statistics, judicial files, official reports, open sources) using the methods developed and consolidated by Transcrime, the Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (www.transcrime.it), in previous national and international research projects.

In order to respond to the clients’ specific needs, Crime&tech develops customised indicators and maps combining information from external sources or proprietary data.

For more information about our offer of risk indicators please contact info@crimetech.it

Have a look the video 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. 



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.



  • Private companies wishing to map the risks of the areas where to establish new plants, premises or stores.
  • Insurance companies wishing to improve the calculation of insurance policies and premiums.
  • Private businesses wishing to assess the security level of the territories where their goods, employees and managers move or operate.
  • Public institutions (e.g. government offices, local administrations) interested in mapping the risks in their territories.
  • Information providers wishing to enrich their data-portfolio with information and indicators about security and crime.


Crime&tech develops and offers risk assessment models in a range of fields (e.g. anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud).

The models, which could be incorporated into the clients’ IT systems, condense quantitative data and qualitative information to provide a full and customised assessment of the risks related to specific scenarios, actors, areas or business sectors.

  • Banks and professionals involved in AML customer due diligence activities
  • Local governments interested in evaluating the risk of corruption in their areas of activities
  • Private companies and public bodies interested in the risk profiling of their clients and suppliers
  • Public institutions wishing to evaluat the risk of criminal infiltration in companies applying for public tenders and procurements.


Crime&tech provides customised reports and consultancy services to help clients to:

Crime&tech analysis combines proprietary data provided by the client (e.g. on customers, assets, premises or investments) and information gathered from external sources, such as official statistics, institutional reports or open sources. Crime&tech analysis allows to identify precisely the risks of the client and of its environment.

The academic expertise of Crime&tech can help customers to manage and analyse proprietary data even beyond the security field.

  • Private companies wishing to profile their clients and markets.
  • Public institutions (e.g. municipalities, regional governments) interested in analysing the level of security of their territories.
  • Private businesses wishing to map the vulnerabilities to specific crimes of their supply-chains.
  • Companies who want to assess the effectiveness of the organisational and technological solutions they have adopted for crime prevention and compliance purposes.

Project MONITOR is a monitoring of risk factors criminal infiltration in legal busineses realized by Crime&Tech for the Chamber of Commerce of Crotone and for the Chamber of Commerce of Vibo Valentia. The analysis combines cameral data, judicial statistics, socio-economics data and other risk indicators. Download the full report (Crotone) and the methodological annex (Crotone); full report (Vibo Valentia), methodological annex (Vibo Valentia). [All these documents are in Italian] 

The key objective of this study is the estimation of illicit cut tobacco consumption, with a specific topic on Bulk tobacco, in 15 countries in Europe. The report depicts a comprehensive picture of this issue and highlights the similarities and the connections among the countries analysed.

The countries covered by this study are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Here is the Full Report

Here is the Executive Summary

Here is the Methodological Appendix


Crime&tech supports the client in the design of customised solutions for regulatory compliance and KYC - Know Your Customer in the field of corporate criminal liability (e.g. Italian D.lgs 231/2001), anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, anti-fraud oriented to the compliance with existing obligations.

  • Banks and private companies who have to respond to AML obligations.
  • Public and private actors interested in developing organisational models and control systems in the field of corporate criminal liability (Legislative Decree 231/2001).
  • Public institutions wishing to implement anti-corruption plans and develop appropriate prevention and control systems.