Cost of rural crime falls by nearly 20%

Chris Wheal
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Criminals are leaving the countryside. Rural insurer NFU Mutual has reported that the cost of rural theft was down 19.7% to an estimated £42.3m during 2012.

The big drop was in tractor and quad bike thefts, which accounted for more than one third of the cost of all NFU Mutual thefts claims, down 32% and 17% respectively.