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Drone-related crimes in the UK are on the rise, according to police records.

Reports concerning drone cases have surged in recent months, with the British police being called on to investigate incidents involving tech savvy drug dealers, suspected paedophiles filming playgrounds and more.

According to information obtained by the Independent via Freedom of Information FOI requests, reports on illegal drone activities surged by 352% between 2014 and 2015.

In 2016 alone, 272 drone-related incidents were reported between January and May, with every expectation of further increase in such incidents.

Given that only 21 of UK's 45 police forces responded to the Independent's FOI requests, the true statistics of drone related incidents reported may be considerably higher.

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