01 May 2014
The National Crime Agency has published the most comprehensive public-facing analysis to date of the serious and organised crime threats affecting the UK.
The National Strategic Assessment (NSA) draws together knowledge from across the whole law enforcement community. It provides an objective picture of serious organised crime threats, enabling UK law enforcement as a whole to prioritise, coordinate and target the response.
Key themes in the 2014 assessment include:
The NSA is presented in two sections:
NCA Director General Keith Bristow said:
“To relentlessly disrupt serious and organised crime as effectively as possible we need to take informed decisions about how law enforcement coordinates and targets its resources. The National Strategic Assessment provides us with the baseline for doing that.
“This assessment, which is the first one published by the NCA, is the most detailed and broad-ranging crime threat analysis ever produced by law enforcement.
“Importantly, because of the way the NCA has been set up to lead and coordinate the UK response to serious and organised crime, this is also the first time that the shared threat assessment fits within a national framework, fundamentally connecting our strategic understanding of the threats with a UK-wide tactical response to them.
“The assessment, and the response to it, is owned by the whole of law enforcement, including police forces and other national agencies, as well as Whitehall departments, local government, industry partners and the third sector.
“It helps us maximise our collective impact in order to cut serious and organised crime.”
Download the National Strategic Assessment 2014 (444 KB)