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Crime in Bulgaria

Crime in Bulgaria is combated by the Bulgarian police and other agencies.

In 2006 the

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Bulgaria is a source and, to a lesser extent, a transit and destination country for women and children who are subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced prostitution and men, women, and children subjected to conditions of forced labor.[7]

Human trafficking

Bulgarian organised crime groups are involved in a wide range of activities, including drug trafficking, cigarette smuggling, human trafficking, prostitution, illicit antiquities trafficking, extortion (often under the cover of ostensible security and insurance companies) and the arms trade. They appear to have connections with the Russian Mafia, Serbian Mafia, and the Italian Cosa Nostra.

Organised crime

Corruption is a problem in Bulgaria. In 2011, a survey showed that one out of every four Bulgarians who dealt with doctors, police officers, customs officials or judges offered money, a gift or a favour to see their problems solved.[6]


Crime by type

Varna is known to be the main hub for Bulgarian organized crime. Some sectors of the economy, including gambling, corporate security, tourism, real estate, and professional sports, are believed to be controlled in part by business groups with links to Communist-era secret services or the military; the [5]


By location


  • By location 1
    • Varna 1.1
  • Crime by type 2
    • Corruption 2.1
    • Organised crime 2.2
    • Human trafficking 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4

[2] They scored a 3.3 with 10 the highest possible.[2] In the 2011 Corruption Perceptions Index, Bulgaria ranked 86th out of 182 countries.[1]

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