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