Proceeds of crime Contents

Key facts

The main relevant legislation is the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Further provisions were made in the Policing and Crime Act 2009 and the Serious Crime Act 2015. Further details about the legislation are set out in Chapter 1.

Figure 1: Enforcement rates by size of confiscation order

Source: Committee analysis of data provided in National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016

Figure 2: Breakdown of outstanding debt of confiscation orders

Source: Committee analysis of data provided in National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016 and National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders, HC 738, December 2013


1 National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016, p 14

2 National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016, p 30

3 National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016, p 22

4 National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016, p 10

5 Serious Fraud Office (POC0013) para 35

6 National Audit Office, Confiscation Orders: progress review, HC 886, March 2016, p 21

7 Home Office (POC0019) para 2

8 Q94

9 The World Bank, ‘GDP ranking data,’ accessed 10 June 2016 [NB: On that date 1 USD=1.44 GPB]

10 Transparency International (POC0025) section 5

11 National Crime Agency (POC17) para 28




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