Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My On Crime & Security Column: Small Businesses Are A Tempting Target For Gang-Related Crime published my On Crime & Security Column on small businesses and gang-related crime and the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.

"Gangs continue to expand, evolve, and become more violent," said Kevin Perkins, the Assistant FBI Director, Criminal Investigative Division. "The FBI, along with its federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners, strives to disrupt and prevent their criminal activities and seek justice for innocent victims of their crimes."

But Here's the point for small business owners: Gang victims are not just inter-city kids and drug addicts. Business people located in cities, suburbs and even rural areas are also being victimized by gang-related crime.

The National Intelligence Center's assessment states that gangs are increasingly engaging in non-traditional white-collar crimes such as counterfeiting, identity theft, credit card fraud and selling stolen goods.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:   

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