Extending Our Reach: A Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Serious Organised Crime
- Home Office
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
Serious organised crime is an area that is evolving rapidly and it is viewed as one of the major threats to the UK in the National Security Strategy. It is a multi-billion pound global industry: trafficking in drugs and people, fraud and financial crime cost the UK some £30 billion a year.
This strategy paper, 'Extending Our Reach: A Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Serious Organised Crime (Cm. 7665)', reviews the progress made since the 2004 white paper 'One Step Ahead: A 21st Century Strategy to Defeat Organised Crime (Cm. 6167)' (ISBN 9780101616720) and the establishment of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in 2006.
This strategy paper:
outlines the extent of the problem;
explains the principles underlying the Government's approach;
details system improvements to enhance the response to organised crime;
addresses the roots of the problem overseas; and
describes action to strengthen the capabilities of law enforcement agencies.
A hostile environment for organised crime will be created, backed by increased powers to target the finances. The importance of support and assistance from business and the public in tackling this type of crime is recognised.
The action plan for 2009-2011 is included in the annexes.
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