Criminal gangs are highly visible crime entities, with a presence in all Australian states and territories and overseas. They are resilient, opportunistic and involved in a wide range of serious crimes, including drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion, firearms offences and high-level violence.
We target criminal gangs through the:
- gathering, analysis and dissemination of gang-related intelligence products
- provision and coordination of intelligence and information for National Task Force Morpheus.
Outlaw motorcycle gangs
The most recent assessment of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMCGs) in September 2020 identified that there are 38 ‘one percent’ OMCGs operating in Australia, with more than 4,700 patched members and 1000 prospects.
The following chart identifies Australian motorcycle gangs: