Police chiefs across the United Kingdom say that "economic turmoil and financial instability" has the "potential to drive increases in particular crime types," including shoplifting, burglary, vehicle theft, online fraud and blackmail.
"Prolonged and painful economic pressure" could soon spark "greater civil unrest" similar to the 2011 London riots, reported one popular British news outlet about what is expected.
As energy prices soar, energy supplies dwindle, and the people grow increasingly restless, the U.K. is on the verge of a collapse unlike anything the country has seen in a very long time. (Related: Tens of thousands of Brits are planning to stop paying their utility bills in protest against high energy prices starting on October 1.)
"Greater financial vulnerability may expose some staff to a higher risk of corruption, especially among those who fall into significant debt or financial difficulties," the news outlet added.
Starting on October 1, the new energy bill price cap set by Ofgem, the U.K.'s energy regulator, will be £3,549 ($4,189), up from the current £1,971 ($2,330). In January, that cap will increase again to £5,439 ($6,427), and again later in the spring to £7,272 ($8,594).
By next summer, the price cap will have increased nearly 400 percent, which is astounding. Even now, many Brits are unable to pay their bills – how many more will be destitute next spring?
The prospect of being priced out of life entirely is already driving crime rates higher, according to law enforcement. And the party has only just begun, they say.
Verisk Maplecroft, a U.K.-based risk consulting and intelligence firm, published a report last week warning that the risk of social unrest across not just Great Britain but the entirety of Europe this fall and winter is very high – unless, of course, the energy starts flowing again and prices drop back down to normal levels.
This is unlikely to happen as Western powers seem hellbent on destroying their own people in order to "teach Putin a lesson." They are collectively pulling the plug on their own economies by boycotting Russian gas and oil, which is only harming the West.
"Europeans are finally waking up to how bad Western sanctions on Russia have backfired, as their governments sacrificed ordinary people over NATO's proxy fight against Russia in Ukraine," reported Zero Hedge.
"These protests could spread like wildfire across Europe, and it appears the U.K. is preparing for the worst-case scenario."
In the comment section, several folks made the suggestion that the powers that be, i.e., Klaus Schwab and his globalist minions, want people to riot. This would explain why they are pushing the West to the brink of collapse.
"Under the mantra of 'never let a good crisis go to waste,' they use upheavals to advance their aims of further control of the masses," one of them wrote.
"The masses are all blindly walking into a catastrophic 'surveillance state' with literally millions of cameras with face-recognition. Plus a new currency based on Central Bank Digital Coins will be used to monitor every person's expenditures (and which can be turned off by the state at any time). But the masses don't seem to care."
"War fixes a lot of social problems," added another about the probable next page in the playbook.
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