Structure and governance
The operating revenue that enables the Organization to carry out its activities is presented below in a set of financial tables, which are externally audited and comply with international accounting standards.
Financial year 2012
For the financial year 2012, INTERPOL’s operating income totalled EUR 70 million, of which 75 per cent was contributed by member countries, mostly in the form of statutory contributions (74 per cent). Income received on externally funded projects or from private foundations and/or commercial enterprises, with similar objectives or interests to INTERPOL, constituted 21 per cent of gross income. Financial income and reimbursements made up 4 per cent of the total.
Total ordinary operating expenditure amounted to EUR 70 million globally, with pay constituting the major cost component at 58 per cent of the total, followed by travel and conference costs (15 per cent ), third-party and other costs (8 per cent), maintenance expenses and premises running costs (3 per cent each), telecommunications costs associated with INTERPOL’s global telecommunications system, I-24/7, office expenses, and other staff costs, at 2 per cent each. Depreciation expenditure constituted 7 per cent of the total.
The financial performance of INTERPOL saw a minor deficit during 2012, which was reduced from the Accumulated Reserve Funds of the Organization. Capital projects consumed EUR 4 million of financial resources.
Cash and cash equivalents increased during the year due mainly to an increase in externally sponsored projects executed by the Organization, and also an increase in its employee pension liabilities. Financial equity and reserves – represented by various funds – decreased by EUR 185,000 from the previous year due to the operational deficit in 2012.
INTERPOL's structure is defined in its Constitution (Article 5)