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Rural Crime Report 2018

As the UK's leading rural insurer, looking after our rural communities is central to what we do. 

Every year rural crime costs millions of pounds and causes untold anxiety across the UK.

Based on our claims data, we estimate rural crime cost the UK £44.5m last year (2017). With an increase of 13.4% on the previous year, rural crime is rising at its fastest rate since 2010.

We share our claims statistics and expertise to help farmers protect their possessions, and the police to effectively tackle rural crime. Since 2010 we have invested £1.2m to support schemes designed to reduce crime in the countryside.

Read our Rural Crime Report 2018 [PDF:1.1MB] for the latest trends, figures and security advice.

We've created an infographic that provides a visual representation of how and where rural crime is on the rise.