Crimestoppers in Scotland is asking the public to be the ‘eyes and ears’ of a new rural crime campaign

Scene it Herd it aims to highlight the main crimes affecting people living and working in Scotland’s countryside and help prevent rural crime.

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Scotland is classed as 94% rural and countryside crime costs an estimated £1.8 million per year, with levels reportedly on the rise.

In Scotland the main rural crimes include:

  • Theft of machinery, vehicles, heating oil, metal, diesel and pesticides.
  • Theft of livestock
  • Illegal waste sites and dumping
  • Break-ins to farms, homes and business premises
  • Drug dealing and cannabis cultivation
  • Theft from churches and damage to graveyards and monuments
  • Poaching, hare-coursing and cruelty to animals - find out more about wildlife crime
  • Fire-setting or criminal damage to fences and crops

Know who is responsible? You can give information anonymously here...

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