Specific funding of £25 million was provided for e-crime over the SR2000 period for 2001-02 to 2003-04. Part of these funds were used to establish the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHCTU) in the then National Crime Squad, as well as transitional funding for computer forensic officers in forces. Funding for e-crime work is now incorporated in the baseline of the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the new SOCA e-crime Directorate is 20 per cent. bigger than the precursor NHTCU. In addition, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre has been set up with£3.5 million core funding from the Home Office plus additional resources provided by industry and NGO's.
Funding for forensic officers in forces was extended beyond the SR2000 period to 2004-05, 2005-06 and funding of £1.1 million in 2006-07.