The threat from serious and organised crime

Serious and organised crime is one of the deadliest threats facing the UK today - blighting communities, ruining lives and costing the UK at least £37 billion each year.

It affects more citizens, more often, than any other national security threat and leads to more deaths in the UK than terrorism, war and natural disasters combined.

Our response

The National Crime Agency leads the UK's fight to cut serious and organised crime, protecting the public by disrupting and bringing to justice those serious and organised criminals who pose the highest risk to the UK.

NCA officers work at the forefront of law enforcement, building the best possible intelligence picture of all serious and organised crime threats; relentlessly pursuing the most serious and dangerous offenders; and developing and delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of law enforcement and other partners.

Ours is a battle against the most dangerous criminals, but we are committed to the fight. Our officers come from all walks of life, but what unites us and motivates us is our dedication to protecting the public from serious and organised crime. It is our privilege to do so. 

We are proud to protect.