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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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Modern slavery ‘Week of Action’ proves successful for City of London Police

The City of London Police’s week of activity took place from 28 January to 1 February. A number of construction sites were visited during the course of the week. Officers engaged with construction workers to raise awareness about the latters’ rights and entitlements...
Posted On 07 Feb 2019
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NCA publishes fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its fourth annual assessment into county lines drug supply, vulnerability and harm. The report highlights how violence and control used by drug dealing networks is continuing, while the exploitation of children and vulnerable adults...
Posted On 30 Jan 2019
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Royal United Services Institute outlines detail behind “busy research agenda” for 2019

The various centres of research within the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) have looked back on the many achievements made in 2018 and also taken the opportunity to preview the “busy agenda” that awaits in 2019. RUSI is an independent Think Tank engaged in...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
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Conservative Government introduces all-new Serious and Organised Crime Strategy

The Conservative Government has pledged to tackle the misery caused by serious and organised criminals by drawing on all the powers, tools and expertise the UK has to offer. Ben Wallace, Minister for Security and Economic Crime, has stressed in a detailed speech that preventing...
Posted On 05 Nov 2018
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Government agrees on principles for tackling modern slavery in global supply chains

Alongside the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, the UK Government has developed principles for nations to adopt in order to tackle modern slavery in global supply chains. The entrapment of people in forced labour is estimated to affect 25 million people worldwide but, by...
Posted On 26 Sep 2018
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Enhanced collaboration against crime key focus of Home Secretary’s visit to Europol

Enhancing global efforts against transnational crime was the focus of a recent visit by Home Secretary Sajid Javid to the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore. Meeting with Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock, Javid was briefed on a range of security issues in...
Posted On 05 Sep 2018
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National Crime Agency publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-2018

The Annual Report and Accounts for the National Crime Agency (NCA) sets out the significant successes the organisation has had in the fight against serious and organised crime during 2017-2018, including 2,037 children safeguarded, 136 potential victims of trafficking rescued,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Europol raids at European airports result in 140-plus arrests in fight against fraud

Europol has co-ordinated raids at European airports, targeting criminals trying to travel using fraudulently bought tickets. As the peak summer holiday time approaches, over 141 individuals were arrested last week in the latest law enforcement swoop which took place at over 226...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018