What is Blue Crime?

Blue Crime is one of the main concerns of the maritime security agenda. Blue crimes consist of illicit criminal behavior at sea.

Blue Crime: The Evidence Base

The purpose of this Evidence Base is to collate and synthesize the available knowledge on each crime. Each entry is organized in an Introduction, Characteristics, Scope, Impact, Linkages and synergies and Responses

Authors and Editors

The lead author of the entries is Dr. Scott Edwards. He was supported by the SafeSeas team who assisted with editing and data collection.


The evidence base was made possible through a grant by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK.