Performance

Performance

Performance

The Serious Fraud Office provided services within Vote Serious Fraud in order support the outcomes of:

  • a confident business environment that is largely free of serious financial crime
  • a just society that is largely free of fraud, bribery and corruption.

Strategic measures and results

The tables below summarise the outcomes we aim to achieve and how we measure our performance against our strategic goals.

A confident business environment that is largely free of serious financial crime (PDF)

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Operational performance measures and results

Statistical trends

Performance measures and standards have been established to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of managing the three key activities of complaints, investigations and prosecutions within the output expense. The measures for Part 1 enquiries were instigated in 2015/16 so the 2014/15 results have no direct comparison. Investigations commenced refers only to Part 2 investigations. Prior to 2014/15 results included what are now separate Part 1 enquiries which took less time to complete.

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Number of complaints
(not a formal measure)
595 536 596 831 1060
Percentage of
complaints evaluated
within 20 working days
95% 77% 91% 94% 93%
2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Number of Part 1
enquiries commenced
31 31 25 29
Percentage of Part 1
enquiries completed
within 3 months
23% 90% 86% 81%
2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Investigations
commenced
30 Cases 15 Cases 16 Cases 18 Cases 18 Cases
Percentage of cases
investigated within
targeted time
82% 50% 42% 27% 44%*
*Complex investigations completed within 18 months
2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Number of cases brought
to prosecution
8 Cases 6 Cases 10 Cases 10 Cases 9 Cases

Output expense: investigation and prosecution of serious financial crime

Description

This output expense provides for services by the SFO to detect, investigate and prosecute serious financial crimes, including activities directed at making the commission of financial crimes more difficult, and detection and prosecution more effective. These activities include work outside our core role, such as educating those in the industry through attending events or speaking opportunities. We proactively communicate and raise awareness of our work with our stakeholders. The SFO also actively researches and gathers knowledge from international bodies to improve our effectiveness.

Capital and financial performance

Statement of performance

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