InDepth

Deeper, ongoing coverage and investigations of the most important organized crime trends and subjects.

US/Mexico Border

A range of criminal economies thrive along the US-Mexico border, as organized crime groups regularly ferry drugs, weapons and people…

Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are created from man-made chemicals instead of natural ingredients. They include opioids such as fentanyl, as well as…

Environmental Crime

Environmental crime encompasses a spectrum of illicit activities, including illegal wood, wildlife trafficking, illegal mining and land grabbing.

Tri-Borders

Tri-Border Areas: Two infamous regions in Central America and the Southern Cone, where countries, criminal actors and economies all intersect.

Extortion

Extortion plagues much of Latin America. The pernicious crime plays out in many ways, and citizens suffer.

Gangs

Understanding the intricacies of the most complex criminal groups.

Elites and Organized Crime

How elites corrupt and criminalize the political, economic and social spheres of life.

NarcoCulture

From the bizarre rituals to the colorful characters, the best books and the worst fashion.

Prisons

Painting the picture of the least understood, and potentially most potent, part of the criminal underworld.

Homicides

An exploration into what drives and what prevents homicides.

Investigations

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

THE ORGANIZATION

Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

THE ORGANIZATION

Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

THE ORGANIZATION

Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.

THE ORGANIZATION

Combating Environmental Crime in Colombia

15 JUN 2021

InSight Crime presented findings from an investigation into the main criminal activities fueling environmental destruction in Colombia.

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