• Utskriftsikon
  • Nettstedskart
  • Deleikon

About ØKOKRIM

Sist oppdatert 11.01.2017

ØKOKRIM was established in 1989 as the central unit for investigation and prosecution of economic and environmental crime. In addition to being a specialist agency under the National Police Directorate, ØKOKRIM is a public prosecutors’ office with national authority under the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

okokrim_resepsjon.jpg

Vision

Norway is a welfare state with considerable social and economic security, but economic and environmental crimes present a threat to these important values. By combating them, we help to protect the our society.

Main objectives

ØKOKRIM’s objective is to be the leading organisation in the combat against economic and environmental crime. We will strive to create the best possible general deterrence by investigating and prosecuting criminal cases and by collecting and analysing financial intelligence.

One of ØKOKRIM’s key objectives is general deterrence. Through our work in specific criminal cases, we warn the general public that violation of the rules within our jurisdiction could result in punishment. The majority of ØKOKRIM’s resources are devoted to specific criminal cases. This is our place in the Norwegian law enforcement:

Økokrims plassering

Responsibilities

  • detect and investigate crime, bring cases to trial, appear for the prosecution in court
  • assist domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies and prosecuting authorities
  • raise expertise in the police and prosecuting authorities in Norway
  • gather intelligence and assess general trends
  • serve as an advisory body for other national agencies
  • participate in international co-operation

Cases handled

Most cases that fall under ØKOKRIM’s mandate are handled by the police districts. ØKOKRIM investigates and brings to trial the larger, more complex cases and/or cases of legal principle. Several of these cases extend beyond our national borders. The senior management at ØKOKRIM decides which cases will be investigated.

Targeted crime categories

  • gross fraud and embezzlement
  • violations of the Accounting Act and the Insolvency Act
  • tax evasion
  • offences related to the stock market and securities trading
  • violations of the Competition Act
  • corruption and breach of trust
  • money laundering/handling stolen property
  • environmental crime

For more information about our organisation, please take a look at the menu on the left. You will also find more information about ØKOKRIM in general if you take a look at our Annual Reports.