News, information and details about rural crime and the Rural Crime Network.


Local agencies team up to tackle rural crime
4 September 2017
A multi-agency approach to highlight the dangers of scamming in rural areas of the Lincolnshire Wolds has been hailed as an outstanding success. (Horncastle News)

Rural crime and policing is at the heart of a new campaign
8 September 2017
RURAL crime and policing is at the heart of a new campaign led by Ron Hogg, the police, crime and victims' commissioner for County Durham and Darlington. (The Northern Echo)

Lockhart reminds people to be aware of rural crime
28 August 2017
DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has spoken out on the need for people to be vigilant in the wake of more rural crime. (Farming Life)

Livestock thieves foiled and vehicles recovered
8 August 2017
Police have arrested two men and a woman on suspicion of theft after people responded to Farm and Neighbourhood Watch alerts. (Avon & Somerset Police)

Farmers 'turning yards into fortresses' to deter criminals
24 August 2017
Farmers are having to turn their yards into 'fortresses' despite a fall in the cost of rural crime. (Oxford Mail)

Big Issue: What is the true cost of rural crime?
21 August 2017
Rural crime – ranging from illegally dumped waste to theft – is an often overlooked problem that hits the countryside hard. (The Sentinel)

Vehicles seized in rural crime crackdown
17 September 2017
Police in North Yorkshire took part in a major operation focusing on rural criminals. (The Press)

Rural crime team looks back at its first year in post
18 August 2017
Dorset Police rural crime team is making "great strides" in tackling offences in the county's more remote locations. (Dorset Echo)

PCC hosts rural crime event for Breckland
14 September 2017
Residents have say on rural crime at a meeting hosted by Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner. (Bury Free Press)

Rural crime crisis sparks response initiative from NFU
17 August 2017
A SHARP rise in the cost of rural crime to the Cumbrian economy has prompted the NFU to launch an initiative to combat the issue. (The Westmorland Gazette)

Rural crime tops police tsar's agenda
21 August 2017
Rural crime was top of the agenda as the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner celebrated the 100th visit of his tour. (Buxton Advertiser)

Concern that rural crime rates are increasing again
22 August 2017
Rural crime last year cost £360,000 in Devon, with some farmers taking drastic measures to keep the thieves out. (Brixham News)

Rural crime costs Staffordshire and Derbyshire almost £2m
23 August 2017
Rural crime in Staffordshire and Derbyshire countryside cost both counties almost £2,000,000 last year in total, it has been revealed. (Burton Mail)

Specialist quad bikes will help police tackle rural crime
25 August 2017
Lincolnshire Police has welcomed two new quad bikes into its ranks to help tackle rural crime. (Louth Leader)

Farmer calls for clearer police strategy for tackling rural crime
16 August 2017
A FARMER has called for more support from police, after figures revealed the cost of rural crime in the county rose by 38 per cent last year. (Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard)

The cost of rural crime in the UK has risen to £42m according to NFU Mutual, with the theft of quad bikes, diesel and animals all contributing.

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