The ESM is currently focused on terrorism and radicalization, organised and serious crime and cybercrime. Little or no reference is made to high impact crime in the EU Internal Security Strategy and European Agenda on Security. CCI will extend the ESM to include high-impact crime.
LEAs and security policymakers will as a result benefit from EU-level support for prevention, investigation and mitigation of crime. Most significantly, high-impact crime (and associated feelings of insecurity) is a priority for citizens.