Respondents in farming households were asked a series of additional questions relating to their experience of crimes specific to farms. The farming community are also represented in the national crime levels reported elsewhere in this publication.
Of the farming households surveyed, over a fifth (21%) said that a crime or crimes had been committed against the farm in the 12 months prior to interview. The crime most frequently reported was trespassing on farm land (18% of farming respondents). The next highest category of crime was theft of farm machinery (2% of farming respondents). See Table 6.1 and Figure 6.1.
|Table 6.1 Farming households that were victims of farm crime1 by type of crime, 2019|
|% of farming households that were victims of farm crime|
|Type of farm crime|
|Trespassing on farm land||Theft of farm vehicle||Theft of farm machinery||Theft of /Interfering with livestock||Other||Victim of farm crime2|
|1 'Farm crime' includes trespassing of farm land, theft of farm vehicle, theft of farm machinery, theft of/interfering with livestock and other farm related crimes.|
|2 Farming household may have been victims of more than one type of farm crime.|
|Trespassing of farm land||Theft of farm vehicle||Theft of farm machinery||Theft of /Interfering with livestock||Other|
|Type of farm crime||18||0.5||2||1||1|
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