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, which is why NFU Mutual analyses its claims data annually to assess the state of crime in the countryside.
Identifying trends in rural thefts from our claims data, and what cost that has on the UK economy, gives us a unique insight into rural crime across the country and over the long-term.
Last year (2016) rural crime cost the UK £39.2million. Although that’s down a little (4.3%) on the 2015 cost, initial figures for the first half of 2017 suggest the downward trend isn’t going to last.
Read our 2017 Rural Crime Report for the latest trends, figures and insights.