Organised Crime Threat Assessment

Europol have just issued their 2011 Organised Crime Threat Assessment. This comprehensive report details how organised crime is changing and becoming increasingly divers in its methods, structures, and impact on society.

This bi–annual report, which assesses current and expected trends in organised crime affecting the European Union, explores how a new criminal landscape is emerging, marked increasingly by highly mobile and flexible groups operating in multiple jurisdictions and criminal sectors.

The following subjects are all covered in depth within this comprehensive document; drugs, illegal immigration and human trafficking, fraud, cigarette smuggling, counterfeiting, weapons trafficking, organised property crime and environmental crime.

The report also examines the issues of money laundering, the internet as a facilitator for organised crime as well as the social impact of organised crime.

Click here to access the full report.