Number of Swedish insider crimes in 2012 on track to equal 2011

Swedish financial regulator Finansinspektionen (FI) has so far in 2012 handed over 46 cases of suspected insider crimes to prosecutors at Ekobrottsmyndigheten, the Swedish Economic Crime Authority, putting it on track roughly equal last year’s total number of 108 cases.

The figures are contained in FI’s latest statistics over the number of cases it has referred, which also includes cases of suspected market abuse, cases of unauthorised disclosure of insider information, and suspected failure to file certain types of financial reports.

Case type 2008 2009   2010  2011 2012
Suspected insider crime 110 98 118  108 46

Suspected market abuse

 190 161 129 193 60

Suspected unauthorised disclosure of insider information

 4  1 2 1  0
 Suspected failure to report 0 2 0 0  0


“Exchanges, securities institutions and credit institutions are required to report transactions to FI that are suspected of being linked to insider crimes or market abuse,” the regulator said.

“We pass on these cases to prosecutors at Ekobrottsmyndigheten. We can ourselves also investigate market activities that are suspected of being criminal. These cases may also be handed on to prosecutors at Ekobrottsmyndigheten.”

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