Wolters Kluwer: Why Crime Pays For Most Criminals Most Of The Time

Law enforcement agencies seize less than 10% of criminal proceeds each year. This enables criminals to hold onto the great majority of their wealth and reinvest it in criminal activity.

Now governments across the EU are exploring ways to raise the amounts of frozen assets seized from criminals. Two UK parliamentary committees and Europol have called in recent weeks for a more aggressive approach to the investigation, seizure and collection of criminal proceeds.

They are calling for better

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