Threat to U.S. National Security Posed by Transnational Organized Crime [infographic] [open pdf - 2MB]
This infographic provides a world map that indicates where certain types of transnational organized crime (TOC) occur and what the regional impact of those crimes are. It also describes the impact of TOC on the United States. "Transnational organized crime has expanded dramatically in size, scope, and influence. Transnational organized criminals are threatening US interests by:  Co-opting some governments and weakening governance in others.  Forging alliances with government elements including security services and big business figures.  Undermining competition in strategic markets.  Providing funding and logistical support for terrorist/insurgent activities.  Stealing intellectual property.  Expanding narcotrafficking and engaging in arms smuggling and human trafficking.  Using cyber technologies to perpetrate sophisticated frauds.  Using facilitators who operate in the licit and illicit worlds and provide services to criminals and terrorists alike."
Office of the Director of National Intelligence: http://www.dni.gov/