The relentless pursuit of illicit profit and power by serious and organised crime affects the Australian community in many ways. The impact is negative, the costs are high, and we all pay the price.
There are extreme and personal costs we cannot measure—lives ruined, families torn apart and communities devastated. However, we can measure some of the financial costs of harms, preventative measures, and law enforcement responses to serious and organised crime.
By measuring these costs, we gain a better understanding of the scale and reach of serious and organised crime across our community and the associated financial impact.