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Survey on Transnational Crime and Money Laundering

Official statistics on transnational crime are rare.  The United Nations does its best to assemble internationally  comparable data on transnational crime, but it does not receive overwhelming support from member countries, because the collection of data is difficult, and costly.  Consequently, there are serious doubts about the validity of the data, the comparability across countries, and the interpretations of the data.  These doubts make it difficult for those involved in crime prevention and control to find the real "meanings" in international comparisons of crime, upon which truly effective strategies can be based.

The Internet presents a new way to collect data, and there are many examples of where the contributions of individuals from around the world can eventually build a very useful information resource.  This questionnaire is designed to capture data on the economics and operations of transnational crime.  Focussing on the economics of transnational crime avoids the definitional problems and differences in counting rules that bedevil normal criminology.  It's a bit experimental, but we recognize that hard data are very rare in this area of research, and we consider that approaches including a survey of expert knowledge and opinion have merit.  Your responses will be added to a database where they can be compared with others, and where conclusions will be drawn about the extent and country locations of major economic crime, the profitability of these crimes, and the countries used by the offenders to conceal their incomes.  When sufficient responses have been received, the results will be published in these web pages.

Respondents are asked to provide information in respect of a specific country.  If you have knowledge of several countries, you can complete the form for each of those countries.  All currency amounts should be expressed in $US.  Up-to-the-minute exchange rates are available from http://www.oanda.com/convert/classic.  Estimates should be "most recent available", and should not be more than five years old, unless there is good reason to believe that they are still current.

Because of the length of the Survey Questionnaire, it is strongly suggested that you print off the whole form (click HERE to download a printable version), assemble all the information, and come back to this page when you are ready.

Part A – Respondent Information

  1. Your name: 

  2. Your area of expertise: (select at least one) Use Ctrl/Click, Shift/Click for Multiple selection.

 If "Other", please specify:

  1. Your occupation: (select from drop down box)

 If "Other", please specify:

  1. Your contact email address:

  2. Country for which you are providing data: (select from drop down box)

 

Part B – The Proceeds of Crime in this Country (POC)

  1. In your professional opinion, please indicate the degree of significance in generating illegal proceeds, your best estimate of the total annual proceeds from each type of crime, and the proportion of POC that is likely to be laundered, for each of the following crimes or types of crime committed in this country.

 

Significance

Estimated POC Estimated % Laundered

Drug Trafficking

 

  

Drug Manufacture

 

  

Computer Crime

 

  

Intellectual Property

 

  

Counterfeiting/Forgery

 

  

Tax/revenue evasion

 

  

Major fraud/Embezzlement

 

  

Insurance Fraud

 

  

Motor Vehicle Theft

 

  

Theft of Antiques/Artefacts

 

  

Trafficking of Persons

 

  

Illegal Immigration

 

  
Illegal Arms Trading/Trafficking     

Illegal Prostitution

 

  
Illegal Gambling     

Environmental crimes

 

  

Other 1 (please specify):

 

  

Other 2 (please specify):

 

  

Other 3 (please specify):

 

  

 

  1. If the crimes involve bringing goods or people illegally into this country, or supplying services illegally to this country, please indicate the (up to two) principal countries of origin.  The country of origin is where the transactions take place, not necessarily where the goods etc originate.  Example: suppose most heroin brought illegally into Australia is produced in Afghanistan but imported by traffickers based in Hong Kong - the Main Country of Origin is Hong Kong, not Afghanistan.

     

    Main Country of Origin

    2nd Country of Origin

    Drug Trafficking

    Drug Manufacture

    Computer Crime

    Intellectual Property

    Counterfeiting/Forgery

    Tax/revenue evasion

    Major fraud/Embezzlement

    Insurance Fraud

    Motor Vehicle Theft

    Theft of Antiques/Artefacts

    Trafficking of Persons

    Illegal Immigration

    Illegal Arms Trading/Trafficking

    Illegal Prostitution

    Illegal Gambling

    Environmental crimes

    Other 1

    Other 2

    Other 3

 

  1. If the crimes involve sending goods or people illegally to other countries, or supplying services illegally to other countries, please indicate the principal destination countries.  Example: suppose most archaeological artifacts illegally exported from Egypt for sale in the U.K. are purchased by traffickers based in Germany - the Main Destination Country is Germany, not the U.K.

 

Main Destination

2nd Destination

Drug Trafficking

Drug Manufacture

Computer Crime

Intellectual Property

Counterfeiting/Forgery

Tax/revenue evasion

Major fraud/Embezzlement

Insurance Fraud

Motor Vehicle Theft

Theft of Antiques/Artefacts

Trafficking of Persons

Illegal Immigration

Illegal Arms Trading/Trafficking

Illegal Prostitution

Illegal Gambling

Environmental crimes

Other 1

Other 2

Other 3

  1.  In your professional opinion, please estimate the percentages of the total POC expended in the following categories:

 

Total POC expended

Further crime activities

%

Real Estate Investment

%

Legitimate Business

%

Luxury Goods

%

Gambling

%

Other Lifestyle

%

Professional Services (eg legal, financial..)

%

Other corruptive influence

%

Other 1

%

Other 2

%

Other 3

%

TOTAL

100 %

  1.  To the best of your knowledge, please indicate the annual order of magnitude of POC restrained/forfeited by authorities in this country.       

                                                              

  1.  What is the approximate “street value” of the following items seized in this country?

 

„Street Value“ US$

Illicit drugs

 

Weapons

 

Cash/Financial Instruments

 

Other 1 (please specify):

 

Other 2 (please specify):

 

 By Clicking on "Submit", below, you will send this information and proceed to the final page of the survey.  Please don't give up now - there's not too much more!

 

 

 

 

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