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


Rural Crime Partnership to tackle crime in the countryside
9 October 2017
Rural people have joined Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team to launch a new partnership designed to combat rural crime. (Gillingham News)

Fly tipping: Police admit more can be done
4 November
A top policeman admitted more needed to be done to tackle issues like fly-tipping and anti-social riding on farmland. (Watford Observer)


Rural crime officer appointed in South Derbyshire

8 November 2017
Residents and farmers in rural areas of Burton and South Derbyshire are to have their own dedicated officer to tackle crime in the countryside. (Burton Mail)

Wiltshire Police tackle poaching issues in the county
4 October 2017
WILTSHIRE Police launched a new operation this week in a bid to tackle poaching across the county. (Gazette and Herald)

Police on lookout for stolen hut
1 November 2017
Police are appealing for information after a shepherd's hut was stolen in Derbyshire. (Derbyshire Times)

Joining forces to tackle rural crime
23 October 2017
A HOST of organisations have joined forces with a rural policing team to create a new partnership aimed at combatting crime in the countryside. (Bridport News)

Chief constable announces new vision for policing
19 October 2017
Norfolk’s Chief Constable has announced plans to change the way policing is delivered in the county following the most extensive review in the force’s history. (Norfolk Constabulary)

Crime commissioner backs church roof lead theft appeal with £10,000
25 October 2017
Specialist roof alarms on churches will help deter lead thieves and protect important historic buildings, Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner has said. (Hunts Post)


Crime rises by half a million reported offences over last year

19 October 2017
Violent crime is driving a dramatic rise in offences, causing officers to warn that the situation could worsen without increased government support. (The Independent)

Police launch county-wide poaching crackdown
26 October 2017
HAMPSHIRE police are launching a crackdown on poaching and other rural crime amid fears that illegal activity in the countryside is about to increase. (Hampshire Chronicle)

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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