- The current crisis has had an impact on serious and organised crime and terrorism in the EU.
- Individual criminals and organised crime groups (OCGs) have been quick to capitalise on emerging opportunities and have adapted well-known modi operandi to the current situation.
- The most affected types of criminal activity include cybercrime, the supply of counterfeit and sub-standard goods, and various types of frauds and scams often linked to organised property crime.
- Despite border closures and the introduction of further quarantine measures in MS, the crime threat remains dynamic and new or adapted types of criminal activities will continue to emerge during the crisis and in its aftermath.
- The crisis has a significant impact on law enforcement authorities across the EU. A shift in the operational focus to public order policing is likely to have a detrimental impact on the availability of resources for investigations.