Home Office: Using applied research to reduce the impact of Serious and Organised Crime in the UK by prioritising and enhancing the cross-sector response

This paper explains a project from the UK Government's Home Office to understand and identify the groups most vulnerable to serious and organised crime in order to increase prevention efficiency and reduce crime.

Home Office: Using applied research to reduce the impact of Serious and Organised Crime in the UK by prioritising and enhancing the cross-sector response

Home Office

Background

The impact of Serious and Organised Crime1 (SOC) cannot be understated. It is not only one of the greatest threats to the UK's national security, but also puts huge financial strain on the economy, costing in excess of £24billion a year. It causes immense damage to communities, familie