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Understanding criminal careers in organised crime

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Publication date7/10/2013
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherHome Office
Number of pages120
ISBN (Electronic)9781782462378
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Publication series

NameCrime research and analysis
PublisherHome Office


This study examines the criminal histories of offenders who become involved in organised crime. It is based on analysis of administrative data on criminal sanctions (court conviction, or caution / warning / reprimand) held on the Police National Computer (PNC) database. PNC data represents proven offending, which is unlikely to be a true reflection of actual offending behaviour
Although a wide range of offences were identified indicating a link to organised crime (the ‘inclusion’ offences), the majority (73%) of offenders were selected on the basis of a conviction for a drugs-related offence (principally supply or importation). Around one in ten offenders 4