What is a Caporegime? – Mafia Family Structures

What is a Caporegime? – Mafia Family Structures

Short Version: Capo’s are usually a mid-level member of a crime family and one of the boss’s most trusted allies. A capo is in charge of a crew called a regime and there are typically around four to six crews in each family.

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Description of a Caporegime

A Caporegime is the full name given to a Capo or a Captain in a crime family, and they are a step-up from being a solider, with only the underboss and boss above them. Capo’s are usually a mid-level member of a crime family and one of the boss’s most trusted allies. A capo is in charge of a crew called a regime and there are typically around four to six crews in each family, sometimes less and sometimes as many as ten.

Generally each crew that a Capo is responsible for contains a mix of soldiers and associates; again the amount in a crew differs for each crew and each crime family. Typically, an average crew size would be around twenty men.

The Capo will run their own family territory but must follow the limitations and guidelines created by the boss, as well as pay him his cut of their profits. Capos are nominated by the underboss, but typically chosen by the boss himself.


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