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Standing Together with CLA Against Rural Crime

The cost of rural crime

It is estimated that the cost of rural theft cost the UK around £43.3m in 2020.

Despite this representing a decrease of 20% on the previous year it’s fair to say that 2020 was not an ordinary year.

The rules imposed by the national and local lockdowns during the pandemic certainly helped keep criminals out of the countryside however, large-scale organised crime, in the form of theft of expensive technology and farm machinery remained high.

Security challenges

The pandemic also brought about increased security issues for rural landowners, particularly around public rights of way, as many took to the countryside for their daily exercise during the coronavirus outbreak.

Some of the challenges raised included increased use of footpaths that run through, or close to, farms as well as an increased risk to livestock as more people were walking their dogs in the countryside.

Reducing rural crime and antisocial behaviour

There’s no doubt that increased security on farms and land can support a reduction in crime and antisocial behaviour in rural areas.

We have helped many countryside farm and landowners protect their properties and the area around them, from securing agricultural buildings to preventing trespass on private land.

We can provide security measures and services that help you:

  • Protect outbuildings containing valuable farm machinery and vehicles;
  • Prevent loss of livestock and other assets such as fuel;
  • Clear waste left by organised criminality (fly tipping); and
  • Prevent unlawful intrusion onto your land;
  • …and more

Supporting the CLA

We are delighted to support the CLA in standing together against rural crime. If you are a CLA member you can receive 10% off the hire of our security products and services. To find out more visit: https://www.cla.org.uk/member-offers/