Organised crime gangs appear to have realised that committing fewer murders enables them to fly under the radar more easily.
The mafia boss is the last known face of the Cosa Nostra crime syndicate. But his capture represents the end of an era, not the end of the mafia in Sicily.
The former ‘boss of all bosses’ has died aged 87 while serving 26 life sentences.
Gangs of career criminals in Britain look very different to the stories told by Scorcese or Coppola. They are fluid, multi-cultural and recent research sheds new light on how they use the dirty money.