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Tackling economic crime

Forging a whole-system response

Economic crime is impacting all aspects of society—citizens, governments, and businesses.

Fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption, and terrorist financing expose the most vulnerable in society to exploitation by organised criminal gangs, through crimes such as people trafficking, modern slavery and child sexual exploitation.

Whilst the public and private sectors have invested heavily to combat the threat, with many high-profile successes, tackling criminal activity continues to be a challenge for the ‘system’—government, law enforcement, regulators, corporates, and financial institutions—as organised gangs operate with a level of speed and sophistication which is difficult to counter.

Delivering a step-change requires a coordinated ‘whole system’ response. Deloitte works across the system to enhance its ability to prevent economic crime, disrupt sophisticated corporate frauds, and the flows of illicit finance which underpin the activity of organi ed crime groups and Illuminate the complex networks of criminality.

Working with the public sector

Government and law enforcement need to work closely together with each other, and with the private sector, to deliver effective policies and solutions. Solutions that make best use of data, technology and international collaboration. This is where we can help.

Working with the financial sector

Ethical misconduct and crimes such as fraud, money laundering, sanctions, bribery and corruption can have devastating consequences on society. We help financial institutions protect, monitor and respond against the threats of economic crime.

Working with the corporate sector

Corporates have a key role in the prevention of economic crime, for example through fraud prevention and helping to prevent trade based money laundering. We help corporates build a risk and control framework that helps combat the everyday struggle to tackle economic crime.