List of Mafia crime families

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This is a list of independent Italian crime families around the world that are considered to be part of Cosa Nostra (the Mafia). This list does not include all Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita, Stidda or Mala del Brenta clans ("crime families").



The clans are reunite under a Mandamento, lead by a Capomadamento, that represent the clans' bosses to the Cupola. In Sicily, there are 94 Mafia families in Sicily subject to 29 mandamenti.[1]

United States[edit]

According to the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation there were 24 active Mafia families in the United States.[3] Author Milhorn wrote the Mafia was active in 26 cities across the United States.[4]

Northeastern United States[edit]

New York[edit]

Western New York

New Jersey[edit]


New England[edit]

Midwestern United States[edit]






Southern United States[edit]





Western United States[edit]



Las Vegas is considered open territory allowing many crime families to operate in the city's Casinos. Since the 1930s the Five Families of New York and the Midwest families have owned and operated in Casinos in the Las Vegas Strip.




Province of Ontario[edit]

In Northern and Southern Ontario there are two types of Italian organized crime Cosa Nostra (Sicilian) and 'Ndrangheta (Calabrian).[12]

Province of Quebec[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Italian) Radiografia della mafia di oggi; Cosa nostra influenza 300 mila voti, La Repubblica (Palermo edition), July 20, 2010
  2. ^ Operazione Perseo: La Nuova Commissione Provinciale di Cosa Nostra | Articoli vari
  3. ^ a b The Changing Face of Organized in New Jersey A Status Report. May 2004. (pg 91-140)
  4. ^ Milhorn, p.216
  5. ^ Bill Bonanno, and Gary B. Abromovitz The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno: The Final Secrets of a Life in the Mafia p.72-73
  6. ^ 6 Fla. members of Bonanno crime family admit guilt (October 14, 2009) New York Post
  7. ^ "Miami Mobster, 95, Arrested, Is Among 32 Under Indictment" By Sean Gardiner (February 24, 2006) Sun
  8. ^ D. Lea Jacobs and Anthony Daniels. Friend of the family: An undercover Agent in the mafia. Pg. 97
  9. ^ Capeci p.92
  10. ^ Capeci p. 93
  11. ^ Feds bust Colacurcio crime family's four Puget Sound strip clubs by Michael Rollins (June 3, 2008) The Oregonian
  12. ^ a b Adrian Humphreys "A New Mafia: Crime families ruling Toronto, Italy alleges" (September 24, 2010)
  13. ^ A New Mafia: Crime families ruling Toronto, Italy alleges 9-25-2010. Mafia


  • Capeci, Jerry. The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia. Indianapolis: Alpha Books, 2002. ISBN 0-02-864225-2
  • Milhorn, H. Thomas. Crime: Computer Viruses to Twin Towers. Universal Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-58112-489-9

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