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About crime

Organised crime is touching the lives of Australians in unprecedented ways. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission estimates the cost of organised crime to Australia is more than $36 billion a year.

We create a national intelligence picture of crime, target serious and organised crime, deliver information capability and services to frontline policing and law enforcement.

We also work closely with the Australian Institute of Criminology to build an evidence base to inform policy and practice for addressing crime in Australia, through crime and justice research.

In this way, we are helping to make Australia safer by improving national ability to connect, discover, understand and respond to crime and criminal justice issues impacting Australia.