11 Mar Research and analysis: Understanding organised crime April 2015 to March 2016 second edition
Published 1 November 2018
Last updated 11 March 2019 + show all updates
- In the original edition of this report, the volume figures for the illicit tobacco and cigarette market were for the overall market (rather than the illicit market). The following revisions were therefore required. The volume figure for illicit hand-rolled tobacco (HRT) has been revised from 9.9 million kilograms to 3.2 million kilograms. The volume figure for illicit cigarettes has been revised from 38.5 billion to 5 billion. The estimated market size for illicit HRT has been revised from £1,800m to £580m. The estimated market size for illicit cigarettes has been revised from £6,700m to £880m. The total scale of organised illicit tobacco and cigarette supply has been revised from £8,500m to £1,500m. The total scale of organised economic crime has been revised from £14.4 billion to £7.3 billion. The total scale of serious and organised crime has been revised from £20 billion to £13 billion. In the second edition, these revisions have been made to Tables 2 and 5, and the text has been revised accordingly where required.
- First published.
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