How Safe is Our World?
From global terrorist threats and trans-national organised crime, to hackers accessing personal information to facilitate multi-million dollar fraud, law enforcement agencies across the world have never before faced such a range and depth of challenges to the safety and security of their citizens. Evidently, crime rates are rising and people are feeling more vulnerable than ever.
The scenario appears grim, with major crime incidents such as child abduction, homicide, drugs related gang warfare, and immigration enforcement keeping the law enforcement community on its toes and sapping public confidence. Citizens want to know why criminals are back on the streets; they want investigations to result in swift closures, with perpetrators brought to justice.
Challenges in a Changing World
Law enforcement agencies are under immense public and political pressure to make communities safer, lower crime rates and resolve cases faster. One might say that the advancement in technology is changing how investigations are conducted, and rightly so. In spite of this, the increasing sophistication, complexity and frequency of felonies are posing evolving challenges to modern policing. Here’s a glimpse:
Technology, which has made our world increasingly open, has also made it highly susceptible to crime. Dealing with the current challenges is difficult, but law enforcement agencies have the ambition and mission to get ahead of the curve and prevent crime. As recognized leaders in Public Safety and Justice, Unisys understands this better than anyone else. Armed with a team of former law enforcement practitioners and with over 40 years of expertise in this space, we provide solutions that help government and law enforcement agencies make this world a safer place.
Our first post in the Public Safety and Justice series discusses the challenges faced by the law enforcement community. Our next post will focus on why it’s important to overcome these challenges and what can go wrong if officers and agencies do not have the right technology and tools to speed up investigations.
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¹2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: United States, Ponemon Institute
²FBI Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2013
³PWC Global Economic Crime Survey 2014