Shoplifting Losses in Britain

There were 631,391 incidents of retail theft in Britain between 2012 to 2013, according to the British Retail Consortium. Out of those incidents, 9 percent of theft incidents were reported to the police by retail shops. Organized crime groups involved in the theft were targeting higher end items, such as electrical goods, designer clothes and… Continue reading Shoplifting Losses in Britain

Cost to Buy a Blank Passport in the UK

An immigrant living in the United Kingdom illegally for 5 years reportedly paid $1,642 (£1,000) for a blank passport on the black market. The passport was available due to theft in 2089 where 3,650 blank passports and 8,100 blank visas were stolen from a delivery van. Most of the blank passports and visas have been… Continue reading Cost to Buy a Blank Passport in the UK

Male Escorts in London

The BBC reported on the male prostitution industry in London. When interviewing roughly 50 male escorts, 38 said that would not have unprotected sex with a client, while the remaining 12 stated that they would. The men who stated that they would provide sex without a condom stated that the price charged is generally between… Continue reading Male Escorts in London

Babies Addicted to Cocaine in England

In 2012, there were 3 babies being born each day in England that were addicted to cocaine, heroin and other types of drugs. 1,129 babies were born with “neonatal withdrawal symptoms”, according to the National Health Service. The number of babies born addicted to drugs was 11 percent higher than the number born in 2008.… Continue reading Babies Addicted to Cocaine in England

Fake Vodka in Sheffield

In the English city of Sheffield, security officers and public health programs are seeing an increase in illegal bottles of counterfeit alcohol. In the 2011 to 2012 fiscal year, officials in the city seized 554 bottles of counterfeit alcohol. In the 2012-2013 fiscal year, the number of fake bottles seized increased to 1,470. Halfway through… Continue reading Fake Vodka in Sheffield

Value of Artwork Stolen in the United Kingdom Each Year

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in the United Kingdom stated that over $482 Million (£300 Million) in artwork and antiques were being stolen across the country each year by organized crime groups. The organization states that the costs of the stolen art is more costly than the theft of stolen cars vehicles. Between… Continue reading Value of Artwork Stolen in the United Kingdom Each Year

Wildlife Seizures in the United Kingdom in 2012-2013

Between April 2012 to April 2013, security services in the United Kingdom conducted over 675 seizures of wildlife items that were being trafficked into the country. The following is a small sample of the contraband items that were seized: 326 items made with ivory. Rhino horn that was worth $1.6 Million (£1 Million). 466 Hermann’s… Continue reading Wildlife Seizures in the United Kingdom in 2012-2013

Money Laundering by Drug Dealers Using Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals

Drug dealers in Britain use electronic gambling machines across the nation to launder money that they earned through illegal drug sales. According to a report in the Guardian, the dealers insert drug money into the fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) and then cash out to make it seem that drug money is gambling winnings. (More illegal… Continue reading Money Laundering by Drug Dealers Using Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals

Impact of Video Game Piracy on Developers in the UK

According to a survey of game developers in the United Kingdom, 57 percent of developers stated that piracy is a problem for their business. 10 percent of the developers stated that stricter enforcement against piracy was the best option in dealing with the problem, while 87 percent stated that creating new business models was the… Continue reading Impact of Video Game Piracy on Developers in the UK