Tracking the establishment of a new criminal gang

Tracking the establishment of a new criminal gang

Organised criminal networks pose a significant threat to the safety and wellbeing of communities. Participating in a diverse range of criminal activity, organised crime networks present a complex enigma for law enforcement agencies.

The Issue state

Assessing the risk posed by an emerging criminal gang.

The Situation state

Media articles emerged in late 2019 about the emergence of a new chapter of the Satudarah outlaw motorcycle gang in Perth, Western Australia.

For law enforcement agencies, understanding more about the gang’s network and potential for growth is valuable in managing risk and criminal activity.

The Solution state

Fivecast Onyx was used to assess the risk posed by the emergence of the new chapter of the Satudarah gang.

Starting with just two social media handles linked to the gang, Fivecast Onyx automatically collected social media data to build a bigger picture of the criminal network. In less than an hour, it had built a network of 510 activities with 169 individuals directly connected to the gang.

This information was then further analysed by Fivecast Onyx’s detector feature to automatically surface the information of most interest to law enforcement, including internal gang policies, particularly important given the violent reputation of the Satudarah.

The Outcome state

The ongoing and automated data collection offered by Fivecast Onyx enables law enforcement to quickly establish the size and reach of this emerging outlaw motorcycle gang, as well as highlighting key events and relationships of most interest. This gives a critical edge to actively monitor and manage the risks associated with a potentially dangerous and disruptive criminal gang.

Choose Fivecast state

Cast the net wider

The vast digital footprint created by organised crime networks provides law enforcement authorities with an opportunity to extract crucial insights that are central to investigations.

Advanced automated collection by Fivecast Onyx allows teams to cast the net wider and identify unknown leads, backed by cutting-edge analytics and automated risk detection for a laser focus on activities, events and persons of interest.

Onyx provides ongoing, automated data collection, targeting of known persons of interest, development of new networks and risk monitoring. Onyx is the force-multiplier that lets agencies cover more of their target environment with less staff.

With its unique ability to monitor and interpret a range of multimedia data including image, text and video – the only tool of its kind to do so – Fivecast Onyx provides intelligence for a safer world.

Tracking the establishment of a new criminal gang