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List of Mafia crime families

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

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

Province of Agrigento

United States

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

New York

Western New York

New Jersey


New England

Midwestern United States






Southern United States


  • Birmingham crime family – defunct since 1938[4]


  • Trafficante crime family (Tampa area)
  • The Five Families of New York have crews operating in South Florida
    • Bonanno crime family – is operating in South Florida [5]
    • Colombo crime family's Florida faction – is operating in South Florida
    • Gambino crime family's Florida faction – is operating in South Florida and the Tampa Bay Area.
    • Genovese crime family – is operating in South Florida. See soldier Albert Facchiano [6]
    • Lucchese crime family – is operating in South Florida and Central Florida Counties of Pasco and Pinellas.[7]



Western United States



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.



  • Seattle crime family (Colacurcio family)[10]


Province of Ontario

In Northern and Southern Ontario there are two types of Italian organized crime Cosa Nostra (Sicilian) and 'Ndrangheta (Calabrian).[11]

Province of Quebec

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

United Kingdom



New South Wales


See also



  • 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

External links

  • Gangrule, American mafia history
  • Rick Porrello's 26 Cities with Mafia Families -
  • The
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