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Farm Crime

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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 crime by type of crime, 2019

Trespassing of farm landTheft of farm vehicleTheft of farm machineryTheft of /Interfering with livestockOther
Type of farm crime180.5211

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