Public Accounts Committee

Serious and organised crime inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published 27 September 2019. Awaiting Government response.

Scope of the inquiry

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.

Based on a report from the National Audit Office, the Committee will consider the Home Office’s and the National Crime Agency’s approach to tackling serious and organised crime, including how plans and goals are set; how performance is managed; and how funding and resources are allocated.

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