According to the information of the National Crime Agency, there are more than 180,000 offenders related to crucial and plotted crime in the UK, twice the number of troops in the British Army. Director of the NCA Lynne Owens has stated the level of organized crime as “ staggering” and alerted that “ the public will feel the consequences” if sponsoring to combat, it is not enhanced by at least £2.7bn over the next three years. In its annual evaluation, the NCA informed that the estimation of the number of criminals was most probably a conventional one as it only counts members of plotted crime gangs and the worst pedophiles controlling on the dark web. It evaluated the expense to the UK of their activities at around £37bn on a year.
It also discovered that criminal gangs were growing stronger using an integration of latest technology and extreme violence, specifying an explosion in the number of so-called county lines gangs from 720 to around 2,000 in just one year.
Ms. Owens said, ”The organized criminals of today are indiscriminate, they care less about what types of crime they’re involved in, as long as it makes them a profit. These groups are preying on the most vulnerable in society, including young children and the elderly, those most unable to protect themselves. ”
She also added, “The choice is stark. Failing to invest will result in the gradual erosion of our capabilities and our ability to protect the public. ”
The NSA report of 2019 discovered a developed use of the dark web and information conversion proceeding for avoiding detection and cryptocurrencies to borrow money. The report also based on child abuse and modern slavery and recognized around 150,000 UK based offenders with the accounts registered on the worst sexual abuse of a child on the dark web worldwide.
It claimed the number of citations to the NCA from internet enterprises of doubted online child sexual abuse and the exploitation has escalated by seven times since 2013 and citations of potential victims of modern slavery had raised more than 80% since 2016.