June 5, marks the World Environment Day. Though more and more focus is being given to environmental protection and improvement but the crime rate is still on the rise. Environment related crime lists fourth in the world only after smuggling of drugs, counterfeit and human trafficking.
There has been a sudden lump in a couple of years in the environment related crimes valued between $91 and $258 billion worldwide. It's a twenty six percent jump from 2014 according to a new Interpol and the United Nations report that was published on Saturday.