Russia in the five of leaders on economic crime

РФ в пятерке лидеров по экономической преступности

According to a survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Russia on par with Uganda on the prevalence of crimes against business.

Russia entered the top-5 countries where companies are most likely to suffer from economic crime, the survey of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), according to RBC.

Study fraud: what steps do companies covered 54 countries.

At PwC, explained that under the crimes in the survey are actions that are qualified as such by the companies themselves, not law enforcement, not necessarily decorated in criminal cases.

The survey the study was completed in December 2017, it covers the events of 2016-2017. Research 2016 reflects the situation in 2014-2015.

According to him, the number of economic crimes in Russia in 2018 increased compared to two years earlier: 66% of business representatives said their company was faced with them, whereas previously this number was 48%.

However, as noted by the authors of the study, it is impossible to draw an unambiguous conclusion, increasing the objective level of economic crime or increases the detectability of its companies.

More often than in Russia, companies are faced with economic crimes, in only three countries − France, Kenya and South Africa (Russia shares the fourth place with Uganda). In fifth place − Zambia.

The most favorable situation in Italy, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Angola and Bulgaria.

In Russia, as elsewhere in the world, the most common form of economic crime is asset misappropriation. On second place came the bribery and corruption, and the third most common violation is fraud in the procurement of goods and services.

On a global scale after the misappropriation of assets going cybercrimes and fraud committed by the client.

Earlier it was reported that in Russia is constantly increasing the number of citizens who believe that in the future the situation will only worsen.


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