Area of responsibility
The Authority has national responsibility for preventing economic crime together with other actors.
It is also responsible for coordination and other measures against economic crime, including the development of methods to combat economic crime more effectively, following and analysing crime trends, following the application of the law and drawing up proposals for measures. The Authority has also been instructed to provide information on economic crime to other authorities, municipalities, industry, organisations and the general public.
The Authority is responsible for criminal intelligence operations, investigation and criminal proceedings in cases of economic crime in the three big-city counties as well as the counties of Halland, Blekinge and Gotland. The Authority also has national responsibility for combating crime against the Act (2005:377) on Penalties for Market Abuse involving Trade with Financial Instruments and crime involving EU fraud.
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority also handles cases that should be handled by the Authority with the primary consideration that they concern qualified economic crime with national spread or international links, or are of a nature of principle or great scope.