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1584: Rural crime

This paper has been summarised from the report of the NFU Mutual Rural Crime Survey 2012 based on their claims experience

Year of Publication2012

Agricultural theft cost an estimated £52.7m in UK during 2011 – up 6%. 76% of NFU Mutual branch offices believe members are more concerned about crime than last year. 74% of rural crime is believed to occur during hours of darkness. 71% of thefts are believed to be planned. Tractor theft fell 11% compared to 2010. Metal and Chemical theft identified as growing trends

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