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Interpol has ranked art and cultural related property crime the third largest illicit trade in the world after drugs and weapons, with money laundering coming a close fourth. The recovery rate for stolen art has been estimated to be as low as 10 per cent. The demand in the market for goods increases the likelihood of the goods being stolen, that is, if thieves have a ready market they are more likely to offend.
Opening comments at the Art Crime Conference, Landmark Parkroyal, Sydney, 2-3 December 1999 by Adam Graycar, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology. Made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/