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Organized Criminal Group
"ORGANIZED CRIMINAL GROUP" is a "structured group of three or more persons, existing for a period of time and acting in concert with the aim of committing one or more serious crimes or offences established in accordance with this Convention, in order to obtain, directly or indirectly, financial or other material benefit".
"Structured group" is "a group that is not randomly formed for the immediate commission of an offence and that does not need to have formally defined roles for its members, continuity of its membership or a developed structure.
INCLUSIONS: Participation in an organized criminal group
EXCLUSIONS: A committed offence through the participation of an organized criminal group is classified to the particular offence; the link to an organized criminal group is identified by making use of the “situational context” disaggregation; apply all exclusions in 0905

[Sources: United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols Thereto. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. New York, NY, 2004, p.5, Art. 2 (a), (c). Web:
See: International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS), UNODC, Mar 2015, p.87, including footnote 132. Web:]