What crimes does Interpol deal with?

INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, provides technical and operational support to law enforcement agencies in member countries, such as INTERPOL solicitors in London. However, INTERPOL cannot arrest criminals within member countries without national authorities’ approval.

INTERPOL assists member countries in addressing a wide range of transnational crimes, including crimes against humanity, drug trafficking, political corruption, child pornography, and more. These crimes are categorized into three main groups: terrorism, cybercrime, and organized crime.

To aid member countries in investigating these crimes, INTERPOL offers essential training and expertise. The organization maintains a database containing information on fugitives, including their names, fingerprints, and passports.

What Crimes go to INTERPOL?


Involves organizing terror attacks using various weapons, including nuclear, explosive, chemical, or biological materials. INTERPOL works on counter-terrorism efforts, identifying criminals involved in these activities, sharing information among law enforcement agencies, and understanding the motives behind these attacks. Counterterrorism also focuses on uncovering methods and financiers of these groups.

Organized Crime

Organized crime comprises networks engaged in transnational crimes such as drug and human trafficking, weapon manufacturing, counterfeiting, and money laundering. These groups may camouflage as legitimate businesses, making detection challenging for authorities. Loyalty within these networks often stems from ethnic or geographical ties.

INTERPOL assists in identifying these criminal networks and their activities, providing intelligence to local authorities for dismantling and apprehending the criminals involved.


Cybercrime exploits technological advancements, with criminals targeting digital vulnerabilities. Cybercriminals possess expertise in computer systems and security, continually evolving their tactics, making identification and apprehension challenging.

They employ methods like malware, phishing, ransomware, website spoofing, and more. A recent trend is cryptojacking, where hackers use others’ resources for cryptocurrency mining.

Cybercrime transcends borders, affecting all sectors and causing losses to businesses, individuals, and governments.

INTERPOL facilitates intelligence sharing to apprehend cybercriminals and offers training to member countries to enhance their ability to combat cybercrime. This training aids local law enforcement in detecting and investigating cybercriminal activities.

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Interpol Lawyer Dmytro Konovalenko
Dmytro Konovalenko
Senior Partner
Lawyer specializing in extradition and Interpol cases, with membership in the International Bar Association. In five years of practice, Dmitry has defended clients against persecution by law enforcement agencies in the United States, Russia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia and other countries. He has successfully applied measures to prevent a manhunt at early stages and specializes in defending in complex cases involving economic, political and military charges.
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