Priority crime themes

Priority crime themes

Serious and organised crime threats affect Australia’s society, institutions, markets and economy. To combat such emerging threats requires a coordinated and collaborative approach involving many police and government partners.

Our understanding of the picture of crime impacting Australia is increasingly more comprehensive, integrated and relevant. We maintain a strategic focus on the following priority crime themes while delivering perceptive intelligence assessments into new and emerging issues. In this way, we are helping to make Australia hostile to criminal exploitation.  

Across all priority areas, a key focus is working with international and domestic partners to disrupt the transnational activities of serious and organised crime targets, either based offshore or with strong offshore links, to reduce their impact on Australia.

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.

Learn more about the work on our priority crime themes: