National Crime Agency Calls For Additional Funding To Tackle 21st Century Crime

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A £2.7bn investment in law enforcement is needed to combat serious organised crime over the next three years, a strategic assessment by the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned.

Commenting on the release of the NCA’s National strategic assessment of serious organised crime 2019 report, NCA director general Lynne Owen said: “Serious organised crime affects more UK citizens, more frequently than any other national security threat. And it costs the UK at least £37bn a year – equivalent to nearly £2,000 per family.”

The NCA report warned that the threat from cyber crime to the UK is continuing to evolve in complexity. It found that ransomware remains a significant part of the threat landscape, while spam and phishing emails remain the primary malware infection methods.

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