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").



According to the Chief Prosecutor of Palermo, Francesco Messineo, there are 94 Mafia families in Sicily subject to 29 mandamenti.[1]

Province of Palermo[edit]

The Province is divided into six mandamenti. The city of Palermo is divided into eight mandamenti.

Province of Agrigento[edit]

United States[edit]

According to the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation there were 24 active Mafia families in the United States.[2] Author Milhorn wrote the Mafia was active in 26 cities across the United States.[3]

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).[11]

Province of Quebec[edit]

In Quebec there are two types of Italian organized crime Cosa Nostra (Sicilian) and 'Ndrangheta (Calabrian).

United Kingdom[edit]



New South Wales[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. ^ a b The Changing Face of Organized in New Jersey A Status Report. May 2004. (pg 91-140)
  3. ^ Milhorn, p.216
  4. ^ Bill Bonanno, and Gary B. Abromovitz The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno: The Final Secrets of a Life in the Mafia p.72-73
  5. ^ 6 Fla. members of Bonanno crime family admit guilt (October 14, 2009) New York Post
  6. ^ "Miami Mobster, 95, Arrested, Is Among 32 Under Indictment" By Sean Gardiner (February 24, 2006) Sun
  7. ^ D. Lea Jacobs and Anthony Daniels. Friend of the family: An undercover Agent in the mafia. Pg. 97
  8. ^ Capeci p.92
  9. ^ Capeci p. 93
  10. ^ Feds bust Colacurcio crime family's four Puget Sound strip clubs by Michael Rollins (June 3, 2008) The Oregonian
  11. ^ a b Adrian Humphreys "A New Mafia: Crime families ruling Toronto, Italy alleges" (September 24, 2010)
  12. ^ A New Mafia: Crime families ruling Toronto, Italy alleges 9-25-2010. Mafia
  13. ^ Marc Horne. Dons on the Don Scotland on Sunday. January 27, 2008
  14. ^ Italian mafia laundering cocaine money Down Under,, April 11, 2008
  15. ^ The Fixer: The Rise and Fall of Australian Drug Lord Robert Trimbole, Patrick Bellamy, The Crime Library
  16. ^ The Gangland War, State Library of Victoria
  17. ^ Omerta in the Antipodes, Time, Jan. 31, 1964


  • 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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