KCS GAD Risk Map Brief: Belgium June 2022

Belgium

It is a concerning statistic that approximately 20% of serious crime in Belgium – involving drugs trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime – goes uninvestigated, at least according to the Federal Public Prosecutor. This is due to financial cutbacks and staff shortages, with investigators simply having too much to do and without the resources to properly accomplish it. A two-tier system is thus inadvertently created: cases where lives are at risk are given highest priority (albeit that not even kidnapping and extortion are still guaranteed to be investigated), and everything else – the financial and corporate crime that claims no lives but remains serious – is subject to ‘pot luck’ as to whether they will be…

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