11 October 2017
The pdf Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Annual Report 2017 (895 KB), spanning the 18 months between October 2015 and March 2017 inclusive, has been published today. The report indicates that over 634,000 SARs were received by the UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU) during this period with £56.5m in assets denied to criminals.
The SARs Regime Committee decided in March 2016 to change the reporting period to match the financial year to enable better statistical comparison with other financial data. Future SAR Annual Reports will cover April to March.
The SARs Annual Report remains part of the NCA’s ongoing commitment to communicate regularly with reporters of SARs, end users and other stakeholders to keep them informed of how their hard work has had an impact on fighting crime and terrorism.