Vice Chair of Dorset Crimestoppers, David Tharby, has been up with the larks on several occasions recently to pay an early morning visit the studio of BBC Radio Dorset.

The Breakfast Show is a popular current affairs programme and the ideal place for a prime time talk about our campaigns on Rural Crime and the ongoing personal and financial effects on the victims. Live and recorded interviews on various aspects of our work have been discussed on air.

In November we featured to discuss the costs of rural crime, the impact on the food chain and how the cost of crime is passed on to the customer by producers and supermarkets alike. There is no such thing as 'a victimless crime' we all pay eventually. 

Rural crime puts prices up

Rural crime has an impact on a wide range of services and costs that affect the public, such as:

  • Insurance premiums
  • The cost of food and its production
  • Repairs to equipment and replacement livestock
  • The impact on lives and businesses 
  • Wildlife crime is cruel and heartless

Help kick crime out of Dorset

In our rural county, poaching, wildlife crime, theft of fuel oil, equipment and vehicles, vandalism, burglary and arson can have a devastating impact on businesses whether they are a farm, home or riding school. Don't let criminals get away with hiking your weekly bills.

If you see or hear something suspicious you can contact us anonymously either by calling us on 0800 555 111 or filling in our Anonymous Online Form.