Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, has described how ‘traditional’ organised crime in Britain is “waking up to the profits and uses of e-crime” and that the authorities need to be properly funded to respond.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Sir Paul explained that although the Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) cost £2.75 million last year, it has been estimated that for every £1 spent, it prevented £21 in harm from potential theft.
Sir Paul goes on to say that a lot of the work done by the PCeU is unseen, and that some commentators argue that more resources should be put behind on-the-beat uniformed bobbies, leaving the specialist work done by the PCeU to industry, banks and retailers.
“If British crime gangs take up e-crime as enthusiastically as we fear, we must match the skills at…
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