Rural Crime Survey Announces Agri-Theft Rise

Wed, September 26, 2012 - 11:03:00

Agri-theft has risen to an annual estimated total of £52.7 million, according to the recently published NFU Mutual Rural Crime Survey. This 6% increase on the previous year has come about despite a fall in tractor thefts. Thieves’ focus on tractors and larger equipment appears to have moved to metal, chemicals and fuel; the objects rising up the agri-theft “league table”.

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