IN NUMBERS: The impact of rural crime

IN NUMBERS: The impact of rural crime
IN NUMBERS: The impact of rural crime
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10.3 million people in the UK are living in rural areas.

According to the Rural Crime Survey 2018, 69 per cent of farmers and rural-specific business owners have been a victim of crime over the past 12 months

The average financial impact of crime on rural-specific business owners is £4,800, 13 per cent up on the previous survey in 2015.

Rural crime cost £1.3m in Lancashire last year and £39m across the country

While theft is an issue for people living in rural communities, fly-tipping and speeding are the biggest issues, 57% of people seeing evidence of flytipping and 32% evidence of speeding in their communities in the last 12 months.

The National Farmer's Union has set up a database for Lancashire farmers to report small thefts which they might not report to the police