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Organised Crime

What is organised crime?

Organised crime is defined as planned and co-ordinated criminal behaviour and conduct by people working together on a continuing basis. It represents both a serious threat to our national security and the economic well-being of the UK.

What types of case would classify as organised crime?

Organised crime prosecutions often involve offences related to drugs, immigration, sexual exploitation and cyber-crime. The majority of organised crime cases prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service are investigated by the National Crime Agency.

What role does the CPS play in prosecuting organised crime?

Our International Justice and Organised Crime Division has a team of specialist prosecutors based across four sites which have expert knowledge of building and bringing strong cases against the most serious organised crime groups operating in England and Wales, and beyond.

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