Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Organized Crime

Organized Crime in America in the 1920s

alex donker

on 5 April 2011

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Organized Crime

Organized Crime. Al Capone was One of the most well known gangsters. He was involved with illegal alchol sales. He is also responsible for the murder of Bugs Moran and his gang. Al Capone was arrested on charges of tax evasion. He was sentenced to 11 years in Alcatraz federal prison. Why capone was convicted Al Capone was convicted of Tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in Alcatraz. Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters. He was involved in the illegal alcohol trade and the murder of Bugs Moran and his gang. Al Capone's Jail Cell at Eastern State Penitentiary. Al Capone was the leader of the mafia in Chicago in the 1920's. In the 1920's gangs had become so organized that on December 5, 1928 they held a national gangsters convention in Clevland. 23 bosses attended. They came from New York, Chigaco, Detroit, St. Louis, Tampa, and Philly. Al Capone could not attend because he was not sicilian New York was divided among 5 crime families. The families were named after their godfather. They were the Bonnano, Columbo, Gambino, Genovese, Lucchese.
Gangs who had limited their activities to gambling and thievery before 1920 transformed into organized groups of "bootleggers," individuals who illegally brought liquor into the country and sold it to thirsty Americans. Bootlegging gangsters became millionaires. Prominent among them was Alphonse "Al" Capone, whose brief career as a Chicago mob boss made him into a legendary character. His income was estimated at over $100 million per year.
The following are statistics detailing how much worse crime got:

Police funding: INCREASED $11.4 Million
Arrests for Prohibition Las Violations: INCREASED 102+%
Arrests for Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct: INCREASED 41%
Arrests of Drunken Drivers: INCREASED 81%
Thefts and Burglaries: INCREASED 9%
Homicides, Assault, and Battery: INCREASED 13%
Number of Federal Convicts: INCREASED 561%
Federal Prison Population: INCREASED 366%
Total Federal Expenditures on Penal Institutions: INCREASED 1,000% Federal efforts to enforce prohibition, including raids on speakeasies, were countered by well-organized bootlegging operations with national and international connections.
Full transcript