Slovakian policy on organised property crime

Organized property criminality in the territory of the Slovak Republic concerns in particular thefts committed by organized groups, which are defined in accordance with the currently valid legal order of the Slovak Republic in article 212, paragraph 4, point (b) in the Act No. 300/2005 Criminal code (hereinafter referred to as the "Criminal Code") with reference to article 138, point (i) of the Criminal Code as theft committed in a more serious manner, for which the Criminal Code imposes a custodial sentence of three to ten years. The organized group is defined in article 129, paragraph 2, of the criminal code as an Association for at least three persons for the purpose of committing a criminal offense, with certain tasks assigned among individual members of the group whose effectiveness is consequently characterized by planning and co-ordination increase the likelihood of a successful crime.