UK Home Secretary Theresa May said the British government has established a National Crime Agency (NCA) aiming to tackle some of the most serious crime in the country.
The NCA has 4,500 dedicated officers and is aimed at tackling the estimated 37,000 criminals involved in serious and organized crime blighting Britain.
Mr. Theresa May said that the NCA will lead the UK’s fight against the increasing reach of cyber criminals.
The NCA will focus the fields of Economic Crime, Border Policing and CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), and National Cyber Crime.
Unlike the FBI, the NCA will not be involved in national security or counter-terrorism which are undertaken by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
This is the third time a National Crime Squad has been established since 1998./.