This is a list of independent Italian crime families around the world that are considered to be part of Cosa Nostra (the Mafia). This list does not include all Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita, Stidda or Mala del Brenta clans ("crime families").
- In the Region of Campania the Camorra clans control the area. (See:List of Camorra clans)
- In the Region of Calabria the 'Ndrangheta clans control the area. (See: List of 'ndrine)
- In the Region of Apulia the Sacra Corona Unita clans control the area.
- In the Region of Veneto the Mala del Brenta clans control the area.
- In the Region of Lazio the Banda della Magliana clans are defunct today, operated from the neighborhood of Magliana in Rome.
The Province is divided into six mandamenti. The city of Palermo is divided into eight mandamenti.
- Cuntrera-Caruana Mafia clan – has operations in Montreal, Canada, Caracas, Venezuela and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- The Five Families – operate in New York City, the New York Metropolitan area, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, California and Nevada.
There are seven Mafia families operating in the State, the "Five families" of New York, the "Philadelphia crime family" and the only original family of New Jersey the "DeCavalcante family".
The New England area is divided using the Connecticut river, the territory east of is controlled by the Patriarca crime family while the territory west of the river is controlled by the Five families of New York.
- Birmingham crime family – defunct since 1938
The Florida Trafficante family has maintained control in North and Central Florida. While the South Florida metropolitan area has been considered open territory since the 1930s. With the death of Trafficante Jr. the entire state has become open territory.
- Trafficante crime family – is nearly defunct, operating mainly in Tampa, Florida.
- The Five Families of New York have crews operating in South Florida
- Bonanno crime family – is operating in South Florida 
- Colombo crime family's Florida faction – is operating in South Florida
- Gambino crime family's Florida faction – is operating in South Florida and the Tampa Bay Area.
- Genovese crime family – is operating in South Florida. See soldier Albert Facchiano 
- Lucchese crime family – is operating in South Florida and Central Florida Counties of Pasco and Pinellas.
- New Orleans crime family – nearly defunct
- Dallas crime family (defunct)
- Los Angeles crime family 
- San Francisco crime family  (defunct)
- San Jose crime family  – nearly defunct 
Las Vegas is considered open territory allowing many crime families to operate in the city's Casinos. Since the 1930s the Five Families of New York and the Midwest families have owned and operated in Casinos in the Las Vegas Strip.
- Genovese crime family – members and associates
- Colombo crime family – members and associates
- Chicago Outfit – members and associates
- Kansas City crime family – members and associates
- Cleveland crime family – members and associates
- Denver crime family (defunct)
- Musitano crime family – a "Cosa Nostra" family, based in Hamilton
- Siderno Group – is the name for the seven "'Ndrangheta" clans (crime families) operating in the Greater Toronto Area. The Siderno clans are part of the Commisso 'ndrina a crime family based in in Calabria, Italy.
- La Torre clan – a Camorra clan from Mondragone, Italy is operating in Aberdeen, Scotland and led by Antonio La Torre.
- Barbaro 'ndrina  – a Calabrian 'Ndrangheta clan based in Platì, Italy with operations in Griffith.
- Robert Trimbole's Crew  (defunct), once controlled the marijuana drug market in Griffith.
- The Carlton Crew  – a predominantly Sicilian group, operating in Melbourne.
- Honoured Society  (defunct)
- Timeline of organized crime
- List of Italian American mobsters
- List of Italian American mobsters by organization
- Jewish-American organized crime
- List of Jewish American mobsters
- Irish organized crime
- List of American mobsters of Irish descent
- List of mobsters by city
- List of criminal enterprises, gangs and syndicates
- ↑ Template:It icon Radiografia della mafia di oggi; Cosa nostra influenza 300 mila voti, La Repubblica (Palermo edition), July 20, 2010
- ↑ Milhorn, p.216
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Porrello, Rick (1999). "26 Family Cities". Rick Porrello's AmericanMafia.com. http://americanmafia.com/26_Family_Cities.html. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "The American Mafia - Crime Bosses". The American Mafia.com. http://www.onewal.com/maf-bos.html. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Changing Face of Organized in New Jersey A Status Report. May 2004. (pg 91-140)
- ↑ Mario Machi, Allan May and Charlie Molino. New England - Providence, RI. 1999.
- ↑ Ted Shaffrey. An Insider Look at The Connecticut Mob. December 1, 2005.
- ↑ Bill Bonanno, and Gary B. Abromovitz The Last Testament of Bill Bonanno: The Final Secrets of a Life in the Mafia p.72-73
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Scott Deitche. The Mob. April 26, 2001. (Tampa.creativeloafing.com) 
- ↑ 6 Fla. members of Bonanno crime family admit guilt (October 14, 2009) New York Post
- ↑ "Miami Mobster, 95, Arrested, Is Among 32 Under Indictment" By Sean Gardiner (February 24, 2006) Sun Sentinel.com
- ↑ D. Lea Jacobs and Anthony Daniels. Friend of the family: An undercover Agent in the mafia. Pg. 97
- ↑ Capeci p.92
- ↑ Capeci p. 93
- ↑ J.M. Kalil. Reputed Mob Soldier met with Mayor at City Hall. Las Vegas Review Journal. May 16, 2003 
- ↑ John Marzulli. Gangster's too ill for court, not wedding. New York Daily News. February 2, 2008. 
- ↑ Feds bust Colacurcio crime family's four Puget Sound strip clubs by Michael Rollins (June 3, 2008) The Oregonian
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Adrian Humphreys "A New Mafia: Crime families ruling Toronto, Italy alleges" (September 24, 2010)
- ↑ A New Mafia: Crime families ruling Toronto, Italy alleges 9-25-2010. Mafia Today.com
- ↑ Marc Horne. Dons on the Don Scotland on Sunday. January 27, 2008
- ↑ Italian mafia laundering cocaine money Down Under, news.com.au, April 11, 2008
- ↑ The Fixer: The Rise and Fall of Australian Drug Lord Robert Trimbole, Patrick Bellamy, The Crime Library
- ↑ The Gangland War, State Library of Victoria
- ↑ Omerta in the Antipodes, Time, Jan. 31, 1964