Turn Back Crime

Some crimes don’t have to happen. Together we can prevent them.

Turn Back Crime is a global campaign that highlights the dangers of organized crime and its effect on our day-to-day lives.

Using a variety of media channels – including video, website and social networks – the campaign provides advice on how to stay safe and encourages the general public, businesses and governments to play a role in reducing the impact of crime.

Crimes are connected

It is clear that transnational organized crime networks are behind the trafficking of various commodities, such as illicit goods, fake medicines, drugs, arms and even people.

These, and other seemingly unconnected crimes – as varied as cybercrime, fraud, crimes against children and corruption in sport – are in fact interconnected, as profits from one area are used to fund another.

Organized crime affects every one of us

As well as affecting the global economy, organized crime puts individuals at risk.

Their health is endangered by poor quality counterfeit products; their financial safety is compromised by attempts to steal their personal data; and children face threats such as online grooming and sexual abuse.

The Turn Back Crime website outlines the practical steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

These changes in behaviour can also help reduce the amount of money driven by crime syndicates into their illegal activities.

Working in partnership

Action is needed not only from consumers, but also from businesses and governments.

The Turn Back Crime campaign reaches out to companies and policy makers in a bid to form a united front against contemporary crime challenges, and to support the ongoing activities of the global law enforcement community.

By working together, we can strike at the crimes themselves and reduce the impact on public health and safety.

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25 June 2015

INTERPOL’s Turn Back Crime campaign wins award on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

23 February 2015

Namibian President launches national INTERPOL Turn Back Crime campaign

19 November 2014

Dublin conference aims to set roadmap for combating pharmaceutical crime

08 November 2014

Monaco’s Prince Albert II visits INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore

03 November 2014

INTERPOL General Assembly opens in Monaco to address contemporary crime threats

03 November 2014

INTERPOL’s Turn Back Crime campaign takes off with AirAsia

29 October 2014

TV host George Kordahi joins INTERPOL Turn Back Crime campaign

10 October 2014

INTERPOL congratulates joint Nobel Peace Prize winners from India and Pakistan

07 October 2014

INTERPOL Chief visits Iceland to advance international law enforcement cooperation

29 September 2014

Juventus stars join INTERPOL Turn Back Crime team to show criminals the red card

27 September 2014

Moldova celebrates 20th anniversary as INTERPOL member country

23 September 2014

Harnessing global efforts against counterfeiting and illicit trade focus of international conference

22 September 2014

INTERPOL operation nets fakes worth USD 50 million across Asia

10 September 2014

Formal recognition of INTERPOL Travel Document underlines Kuwait’s commitment to global security

09 September 2014

INTERPOL and IOC Chiefs meet to develop joint action on sports integrity

04 August 2014

INTERPOL supports operation to put the brakes on stolen vehicle trafficking

29 July 2014

On Global Tiger Day, INTERPOL renews pledge to defend the species

18 July 2014

Illegal gambling networks across Asia targeted in INTERPOL-led operation

16 July 2014

INTERPOL Nigeria escorts Nyanya bombing suspect extradited from Sudan

11 July 2014

Dangerous fake goods seized in INTERPOL operations across Eastern and Southern Africa

25 June 2014

Kuwait requests INTERPOL Purple Notice after fake car parts used to smuggle drugs

15 June 2014

Ducati Team on track in support of Turn Back Crime campaign

12 June 2014

INTERPOL speaks and acts to support World Day Against Child Labour

11 June 2014

French environmental champion visits INTERPOL to advance common efforts to protect the planet

10 June 2014

INTERPOL training to help law enforcement protect integrity of 2014 FIFA World Cup

08 June 2014

Fight against terrorism and piracy focus of INTERPOL Chief meeting with Yemeni President

07 June 2014

Lionel Messi scores again with INTERPOL’s #TurnBackCrime campaign

06 June 2014

Collective effort required to turn back pharmaceutical crime says INTERPOL Chief

05 June 2014

Police and public unite behind INTERPOL campaign to #TurnBackCrime

04 June 2014

Innovation in biometric technology key in fighting transnational crime, says INTERPOL Chief

04 June 2014

Moldova Minister of Internal Affairs visits INTERPOL to strengthen law enforcement ties

04 June 2014

Boosting legal capacity to tackle illicit trade and counterfeiting focus of INTERPOL seminar in Paraguay

02 June 2014

INTERPOL chief joint mission to Guinea Bissau with UN Special Representative for West Africa focuses on law enforcement capacity

01 June 2014

INTERPOL Chief visit to Mauritania aims to Turn Back Crime

27 May 2014

Afghan minister’s visit to INTERPOL aims to boost police collaboration and international security

22 May 2014

Thousands of illicit online pharmacies shut down in the largest-ever global operation targeting fake medicines

20 May 2014

Airlines and governments share responsibility to stop stolen passports being used to board planes

15 May 2014

Hundreds of raids across South America net fake goods worth USD 27 million

13 May 2014

AirAsia becomes first airline to pilot INTERPOL I-Checkit system

02 May 2014

INTERPOL-coordinated operation strikes back at ‘sextortion’ networks

25 April 2014

INTERPOL Chief meets Ban Ki-moon at UN, warns against security threat posed by misuse of travel documents

10 April 2014

Human trafficking an open wound on society, Pope Francis tells conference

04 April 2014

Children rescued from trafficking and exploitation in Côte d’Ivoire operation supported by INTERPOL

03 April 2014

INTERPOL casebook highlights links between illicit trade and organized crime

02 April 2014

Global police chiefs gather to build on foundations laid for a safer world

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