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International Corruption Unit: Prosecutions

Question for Attorney General

UIN 56493, tabled on 15 October 2021

To ask the Attorney General, how many cases referred by the National Crime Agency's International Corruption Unit the Crown Prosecution Service has reached charging decisions on for each year in the last five years.

Answered on

25 October 2021

The CPS is committed to tackling economic crime, including where these crimes span multiple jurisdictions. The CPS works closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and other investigative agencies; this includes providing early investigative advice on cases, obtaining evidence from overseas using mutual legal assistance and proving support through its network of prosecutors deployed overseas.

The CPS does not breakdown referrals by individual departments within the NCA. The following data is available which shows the number of cases received by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division from the National Crime Agency for pre-charge decisions.

Pre-charge decision receipts

2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
112620642

The following shows number of cases where charging decisions have been reached.

Pre-charge decision finalisations

2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
02264234

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Attorney General