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30 January 2023

2022 Suspicious Activity Report (SARs) Annual Report

Please find below link to the 2022 Suspicious Activity Report (SARs) Annual Report which has been published by the NCA today (24 January), and features statistics covering the years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

SARs are submitted to the NCA by individuals working in regulated sectors such as banking, legal and financial services, where they suspect that transactions are being used to launder money or conceal criminal activity.

The latest report shows:-

  • Another record set in the last financial year with 901,255 SARs received and processed - a 21% increase on the previous year.

  • £305.7M denied to suspected criminals as a result of Defence Against Money Laundering (DAML) requests – a 120.6% increase on the £138.6M denied in 2020-21.

 The report can be found on the NCA website here –




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