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

Derbyshire Constabulary has put together a useful document about rural safety and crime prevention. The document explores different kinds of rural crime, contact details and information around reporting incidents. While designed for Derbyshire, there is information that is valuable and relevant to everyone. You can access it 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.
  • NFU Mutual rural crime report can be downloaded 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


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