Organized Crime Rackets in the UK

The National Crime Agency reported that serious organized crime activities in the United Kingdom costs the country $38.6 Billion a year.

The criminal rackets are conducted by around 37,000 gang members operating in 5,500 criminal gangs.

Security intelligence estimate that 22 percent of criminal gang members in Britain are foreign nationals.

(What is racketeering? What is extortion? See examples of organized crime here.)

Source: ┬áMichael Holden, “Britain launches FBI-style force and new crime strategy,” Reuters, October 7, 2013.