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Serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime includes drug trafficking, human trafficking, organised illegal immigration, high value fraud and other financial crimes, organised acquisitive crime and cyber crime. Serious and organised crime costs the United Kingdom at least £37 billion each year, leads to loss of life and can deprive people of their security and prosperity.

The Home Office and the National Crime Agency take the lead in tackling serious and organised crime and draw on a wide range of government departments, agencies, industries and local police forces to gather intelligence, carry out operations, and support crime prevention.

Our review will examine the approach taken by the Home Office and the National Crime Agency to tackling serious and organised crime, including how plans and goals are set; how performance is managed across the system of organisations tackling serious and organised crime; and how funding and resources are allocated.

If you would like to provide evidence for our study please email the study team on enquiries@nao.org.uk putting the study title in the subject line. The team will consider the evidence you provide; however, please note that due to the volume of information we receive we may not respond to you directly.