Rural Crime

What is rural crime?

How to report a crime?

  • When to call 999:
    • A crime is in progress
    • There is an emergency
    • There is a danger to life
    • Violence is being used
  • If you do not think you need an emergency response, call 101 or report it online here.
  • Rural crime hotline: Click here.

Podcast on tackling rural crime: The NFU Mutual crime report podcast click here for online link/can be listened to on Spotify below


Rural Times Hampshire and Isle of Wight – protecting our rural communities. To read the Autumn/Winter 2019 edition click here.


Further information on rural crime:

  • Rural crime: what you can do to help, click here.
  • The National Rural Crime Network is an organisation giving better recognition and understanding of the problems and impact of crime in rural areas so more can be done to keep people safer. Click here to see more.
  • NFU document on preventing and reporting rural crime can be found here, download below.

Rural crime: Drone activity (NFU Mutual)
Rural crime: Isolation (NFU Mutual)
Rural crime: Theft (NFU Mutual)


All the latest BBC news on rural crime can be found here


The impact of rural crime is one of many reasons that people call the FCN helpline, which operates every day from 7am to 11pm.

Call the confidential helpline on 03000 111999 or email help@fcn.org.uk


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