Serious and Organised Crime

Serious and organised crime (SOC) is planned and conducted by people working together on a continuing basis.

Their motivation is often, but not always, financial gain. Organised criminals working together for a particular criminal activity are called an Organised Crime Group. SOC almost always involves the exploitation of vulnerable persons; this can involve both children and adults who require safeguarding.

SOC can affect all of us and examples include:

  • Organised supply and distribution of drugs (County Lines)
  • Organised child sexual exploitation, including the sharing of indecent images of children online
  • Human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Sophisticated theft and robbery
  • Fraud and other forms of financial crime
  • Supply of firearms or other weapons and counterfeit goods
  • Cyber crime and cyber-enabled crime including online grooming, harassment and stalking.

Mole Valley District Council already works in partnership with law enforcement partners on a number of community safety issues, and is increasingly doing so to disrupt SOC.

For more information, visit the Surrey Community Safety.