Better exploitation of existing databases and enforce open interfaces to data processing tools
The practitioners would need a single and unified database that will include information from past cases and incidents. Records about known offenders and their modus operandi will assist practitioners to define a pool of suspects. The database should include OCG members criminal records, connections with other OCGs, types of trafficked items, countries and places where the offenders carry out their criminal activities, and other characteristics which will assist practitioners with their investigations. Apart of the single database, improved search functionalities using Machine Learning (ML) or Artificial Intelligence (AI) are needed for competent authorities to be able to process data more effectively.