The Mercyhurst researchers conducted a series of collection, processing, and analysis projects in order to make useful estimates of the organizational and geographical elements of Chinese organized crime and film piracy.
  • The first matrix collates data on film piracy arrests and seizures focusing on a group of cities targeted for study.
  • The second matrix broadens the search, collecting data on Chinese organized crime activity in more than 70 cities.
  • The third matrix itemizes and numbers Chinese organized crime groups by country, as well as countries by group. The matrix names and totals the countries where Chinese organized crime groups unknown to the researchers are likely active, as well as the countries where known groups beyond the Top Eleven are likely to be active.