The strategic focus of the Swedish Economic Crime Authority has a long term perspective. This is important in order to keep investigation, prosecution and crime prevention work consistent.
We prioritise the following areas:
Serious and organised crime
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority’s specialist skills will be used in action against organised crime connected with serious economic crime.
Cooperation between prosecutors at the Swedish Economic Crime Authority and the Swedish Prosecution Authority has increased and the Swedish Economic Crime Authority has increasingly contributed specialist competence in different ways outside its geographic area of responsibility.
Crime on the financial markets
We will strengthen our ability to deal with the increasing amount of crime on the financial markets and we will continue to prioritise this work.
Recovery of the proceeds of crime
The Swedish Asset Recovery Office consists of the Swedish Economic Crime Authority’s Proceeds of Crime Unit and the Swedish Financial Police. The unit works to return more of the proceeds of crime to Sweden. The Proceeds of Crime Unit will be further developed and will strengthen its cooperation with other authorities combating crime.
The Asset Recovery Office has developed positively and contributed significant competence development efforts to the authorities that combat crime. It has also continued to develop the methodical support for the prosecutors and at the same time increased the degree of operational support to the prosecutors.
The trend is towards an increasing number of international cases. We therefore work continously to increase our focus and skills with regard to international cooperation.
Economic crime in the black sector
Crime in the black sector has been prioritised and special efforts have been made to stop ongoing advanced crime and other crime that damages society. Intelligence-led work in cooperation with the Swedish National Tax Board and other authorities that combat crime has enabled an increasing number of cases of very serious crime to be investigated and legal proceedings to be taken.
At the same time, the less advanced crime in the black sector has been investigated and legal proceedings taken by Mängdbrottsenheten (crime assessment office) quickly, legally and efficiently.