Murder rate in London is currently at
its 10-year high. Knife crime and moped-enabled crime, as well as once rare and
shocking incidents such as acid and machete attacks have gripped the
Rampant crime cannot be addressed
efficiently since the Police force suffers from severe lack of manpower caused
by austerity measures introduced by the Tories under David Cameron.
However, NCA reports show that large
amount of money continues to be allocated to foreign aid budget, which soaks up
£14.7 billion even if the police force is struggling.
Moreover, corrupt foreign politicians
in cahoots with state officials overseas have been directing British Foreign
Aid to organized crime syndicates.
The NCA has been conducting several
investigations into allegations that cash is either stolen or funneled to crime
groups in poor countries by corrupt governments:
“Criminals are continuing to develop
international connections to increase the reach of their activity, and to
maximize profits,” said NCA Director-General Lynne Owens.
“We are also seeing ever-increasing
crossover between crime threats, with finance at the heart of this. Organized
criminals involved in smuggling of people or firearms also supply drugs, and
the relationship between organized immigration crime and modern slavery is
becoming more apparent.”
Sajid Javid of the Home Office
believes the problem of criminality runs even deeper:
“Serious and organized criminals
operating in the UK sexually exploit children and ruthlessly target the most
vulnerable, ruining lives and blighting communitie.,”
Javid released an estimate that
criminal activities cost the UK at least £37 billion every year.
According to the Daily
Mail, Britain has been targeted by international crime organizations because of
its inflated and controversial foreign aid budget. Accordingly Britain spends
an estimated £14 billion a year around the world despite significant cutbacks
to public services at home. Britain also needs to invest in strategies and
programs after the country formally exits the European Union.