Corporate structure – Business areas

Corporate structure - Business areas

ECRA corporate culture – Part of the forensic task.

The corporate culture is reflected in an ethically based approach to managing tasks and cooperative leadership. It contributes decisively to the corporate success of ECRA-GmbH.
We convince clients all over the world with high quality services and the right approaches, even for complex tasks.
Why? Because we have people with different ways of thinking and proven special expertise working successfully together as a team.

The concept

Our range of services is specialized in supporting and advising clients in connection with the prevention of white-collar crime.
In doing so, we want to be more goal-oriented, more creative and faster than possible competitors.
We focus on the economic damage and the prevention of future criminal acts.
Our goal is to verify or falsify suspicions, to clarify facts, to identify perpetrators and to quantify any damage that may have been caused.

The policy

Analysis
Assessment
Decision

(Analysis – Assessment – Decision)

Investigation
Response
Documentation

(Investigation – Response – Documentation

Completion
Consulting
Stronger

(Completion – Consulting – Stronger)

The policy for process-oriented investigative work of ECRA-GmbH.

Development in the various areas of white-collar crime

Crime area Cases 2020
(2019)
Trend Suspects
2020 (2019)
Trend Damage in
million euros
2020 (2019)
Trend
White-collar crime
total
49.174
(40.484)
28.509
(22.290)
3.011
(2.973)
White-collar crime
for fraud
27.907
(17.236)
14.316
(6.667)
725
(728)
Insolvency crime 8.635
(9.590)
7.898
(8.669)
1.109
(1.776)
Investment and
financing crimes
5.310
(4.081)
1.175
(1.249)
423
(325)
Competition crimes 1.137
(1.018)
1.172
(1.052)
2,5
(10)
Employment offenses 6.231
(6.942)
3.576
(3.985)
56
(202)
Fraud/Embezzlement
in connection with capital investments
4.865
(3.561)
709
(669)
429
(255)
Billing fraud
in health care
3.840
(3.412)
1.559
(1.425)
38
(32)

Source: Bundeskriminalamt, Wirtschaftskriminalität | Bundeslagebild 2020

Significant increases in sub-areas of white-collar crime were recorded in particular for fraud (+61.9%), fraud/embezzlement in connection with capital investments (+36.6%), and investment and financing offenses (+30.1%). In contrast, the number of cases involving employment (-10.2%) and insolvency offenses (-10.0%) decreased.