Police are having to investigate a fourfold rise in the number of crime reports involving shop bought drones – including allegations they are being used by paedophiles over children’s playgrounds, peeping toms spying through bedroom windows, burglars scoping out people’s properties, and even cash point scammers recording PIN numbers.
An investigation by The Independent has found that the number of incidents reported to the police involving drones surged by 352 per cent in a single year as the public became increasingly aware – and suspicious – of the machines.
I have touched on this subject before with those claiming that it really is not a problem. Well here is another story of the upswing of crime by drone operators who have found many uses for them besides legitimate uses. I predicted this. With each new invention criminals will find a way top use it for their desire to do bad. While some may innocently do something others have grabbed on a way to use it from just spying to delivering drugs.