Policy paper

Serious and organised crime strategy

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Released in October 2013, the serious and organised crime strategy sets out how we will prevent people getting involved in serious and organised crime.



Serious and organised crime is a threat to our national security and costs the UK more than £24 billion a year.

The Home Office together with its partners in government and law enforcement will turn the full force of the state against those behind the most serious crimes.

Based on the framework used to counter terrorism, this strategy lists the objectives for each of the 4 strands - pursue, prevent, protect and prepare.

The Home Office has also recently published new research that improves our understanding about serious and organised crime in the UK:

Welsh versions of the strategy and pamphlet are also available.