Bribery, fraud, tax evasion. The cost to businesses every year is huge.
1 in 3 businesses report experiencing financial crime of some sort. How likely is your business to fall victim?
Financial crimes cover a vast range of criminal activities that dishonestly transfer and protect wealth. And their global impact is devastating.
1 in 3 businesses report experiencing financial crime in some form - but your chance of being hit can vary dramatically depending on where you are.
Some industries also tend to be hit by financial crime more than others - unsurprisingly, financial services are the most vulnerable.
Businesses hit by financial crime are likely to suffer the following:
Businesses that aren't hit still feel the wider effects that financial crime has on the economy.
Crimes like money laundering don't just damage businesses and financial markets - they also ensure other crimes pay.
The comparative turnover of the 3 largest terrorist groups.
Crimes like tax evasion, bribery and corruption widen global inequality by hitting poorest countries hardest.
This contributes to a cycle of poverty that causes 18 million people worldwide to die prematurely each year, more than double that of cancer.
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Financial crime data
Verizon, Symantec, Ultrascan, Nilson Report, BDO, Anti Phishing Working Group,
Tax Justice Network, Terrorism Research Initiative, US Bureau of Justice
World Bank, NASA, CDC, Bloomberg, Forbes, BBC