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Environmental crimes are on the rise, so are efforts to prevent them

Environmental crimes are widely recognized as among some of the most profitable forms of transnational criminal activity. Their monetary value was estimated in 2016 at between US$91-259 billion annually, most likely the fourth largest criminal area in the world after drugs, counterfeits and human trafficking. This estimate corresponds to a 26 per cent increase compared to 2014, with rates of such crimes expected to further increase by 5-7 per cent annually.  Read more...



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