The Swedish Economic Crime Authority is responsible for combating and preventing economic crime. Our activities are divided between crime prevention work and investigation and prosecution.
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority investigates approximately 35,000 suspected crimes per year, of which approximately a quarter lead to prosecutions.
We investigate primarily:
- Accounting crime
- Tax crime
- Bankruptcy-related crime
- Crime under the Swedish Companies Act
- Market abuse crime
- Crime against the EU's financial interests
We also investigate cases that require knowledge of financial conditions, trade and industry conditions, tax law or similar.
Police officers and prosecutors
Other economic crime, fraud for example, is normally investigated by police officers at the police authorities and prosecutors at the Office of the Prosecutor General.
The National Anti-Corruption Unit
The Office of the Prosecutor General has a unit known as Riksenheten mot korruption [the National Anti-Corruption Unit]. The unit handles cases of bribery and corruption and crimes connected with bribery and corruption.
Responsibility for coordination
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority is also responsible for matters relating to coordination and other action against economic crime. We are an important referral body with regard to legislation and we analyse and monitor trends in economic crime and propose measures.
We are also responsible for coordinating national measures against fraud, improper use and other irregular and inefficient handling and use of EU-related funds in this country.
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority is the contact authority for the EU Commission anti-fraud office (OLAF).