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Rural Crime

Alert message sent 11/10/2015 14:15:00

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Rural Crime

What is rural crime?

There are a large number of crimes that take place both in urban and rural locations, including vehicle crime, violent crime and burglary.

The difference between crimes that happen in rural areas and crime in our towns and cities is down to the nature of rural areas. For instance, farms can be subjected to theft due to the remote location of the farm buildings. Some crimes are more prevalent because it is a rural area: for example fly tipping and theft of agricultural machinery or bird eggs.

What can you do to help?

Preventing crime in rural areas requires a different approach to prevention than in urban areas as often things that can prevent crime happening in urban areas cannot be used to the same effect.  For example, CCTV and security patrols are difficult to sustain in rural area.

Cheshire Police are asking all members of rural communities to be extra vigilant, to keep your eyes and ears open for any suspicious activity and report it as soon as possible by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency where crimes are in progress.

Suspicious activity includes everything from strangers seemingly watching an area, to individuals asking specific questions about, or even photographing, a farm or rural business premises, to unauthorised attempts to purchase livestock, fertilisers and diesel.

You can help by reporting rural crime to us and we can help you by offering advice and guidance on what measures can be put in place to protect your families, your livestock, farms and machinery.

Get involved by registering for Cheshire Police Alerts at
www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk
 
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Jon Hurst (Police, PCSO, Chester LPU Rural & Frodsham PCSO)

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