Although illegal drug use is falling the uks illegal drug market which is controlled by organised crime is worth around 37 billion each year and led to over 2000 drug related deaths in 2012. Organised crime in the united kingdom.
The serious and organised crime strategy for england and wales made a commitment to develop preventive educational resources for use with young people on the topic of organised crime.
Organized crime england. This article is more than 3 years old. Youll gain valuable experience in research and the study of crime and politics. Over half of the organised crime groups operating against the uk are involved in drug related crime.
As of december 2013 the number of organised crime groups operating in the uk was estimated by the national crime agency nca to be about 5300 comprising about 36600 organised criminals. Gang related organised crime in the united kingdom is concentrated around the cities of london manchester and liverpool and regionally across the west midlands region south coast and northern england according to the serious organised crime agency. Criminal enterprises come from a variety of different ethnic backgrounds finding their origin in the uk the most dominant.
A new study shows organised crime is behind growing numbers of uk brothels leaving sex. With regards to street gangs the cities identified as having the most serious gang problems which also accounted for 65 of firearm homicides. In analogy with the penose in the netherlands and the milieu in france organised crime in the united kingdom has traditionally been governed by homegrown organised criminal groups involved in a multitude of illegitimate businesses.
More than 180000 villains linked to serious organised crime are laying siege to britain a report reveals today. Crime is an essential part of the british economy providing hundreds of thousands of jobs not just for professional criminals the nca reckons there are 4629 organised crime groups in. The organised crime and global security ma is the ideal choice if you have an interest in organised crime and security matters on a global scale.
The total is double the strength of the british army and costs the economy. This degree will provide you with the leadership management and analytical skills needed to succeed in the field. Police criticised as organised gangs gain control of sex industry.