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Table 5 Predicted group membership and centrality scores of players derived from a reconstructed network

From: Federated databases and actionable intelligence: using social network analysis to disrupt transnational wildlife trafficking criminal networks

Player Predicted group Eigenvector centrality Betweenness centrality GF total brokerage
D 1 0.478 0.431 14
G 1 0.442 0.208 9
H 1 0.411 0.178 3
E 2 0.411 0.178 3
I 1 0.255 0.222 2
C 2 0.228 0.011 1
B 2 0.228 0.011 1
F 1 0.228 0.011 1
A 2 0.118 0.0 0
J 1 0.065 0.0 0
  1. We order players by their eigenvector centrality value. Removal of players D, G and I should seriously disrupt the network’s operations. Members of Group 1 are first-tier intermediaries having more influence than those of Group 2.