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NAO report on serious and organised crime

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report examining whether the government tackles serious and organised crime in an effective and coherent way. The report has a number of reference to modern slavery including there were 6,993 potential modern slavery and human trafficking victims identified in 2018, a 36% increase since 2017, up from 5,142.

The report has 4 parts:

  • Part One examines the nature of serious and organised crime and the government’s strategic response to tackling it.
  • Part Two looks at the quality of data on the scale of serious and organised crime, how data are produced and used, and the availability of data to decision-makers.
  • Part Three examines the extent of government’s work to tackle serious and organised crime under its four ‘P’ work strands, the effectiveness of funding, governance and accountability structures.
  • Part Four assesses the extent to which the efforts of law enforcement are coordinated.

Click here to read more and download a copy of the report.