NEWS - 25 Feb 2021

Key findings of project DATACROS – Assessing Financial Crime Risk factors in firms’ Ownership Structure

Criminal organizations increasingly adopt legal companies and complex cross-border ownership structures to cover their illicit activities, and to conceal the laundering of corruption proceeds. Project DATACROS, co-funded by the European Commission, DG Home Affairs (ISF Police 2017-AG-CORRUPT-823792), and coordinated by Transcrime, has produced:

  • an aggregate analysis of ownership anomalies for 56 million companies in 29 European countries
  • a prototype tool designed for Law Enforcement Agencies and Anticorruption Agencies to support the real-time identification of companies at high risk of corruption, money laundering, tax fraud and other financial crimes.

Click here to see the key findings of the project. For more information, please contact:

Antonio Bosisio (

Michele Riccardi (