rural farm theft
New data from rural insurer NFU Mutual shows that losses to British farmers from theft hit a seven-year high of £50m in 2018.
As a result of these crimes, farmers are reporting increased levels of anxiety and isolation to NFU Mutual agents.
A massive 26% rise in claims for stolen farm vehicles to £7.4m last year, was behind the overall increase. With animal theft claims also rising to 3.7%.