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Campaign urges Lanarkshire residents to report rural crime

Apple - Android More than 95 per cent of Scotland is classed as rural and NFU Mutual estimate that rural crime costs Scotland around £1.8 million annually, with levels reportedly increasing.Crimestoppers, together with Police Scotland and wider rural and environmental organisations, are asking the people of Lanarkshire to spot the signs of rural crime and give information 100 per cent anonymously.The key crimes that Scotland’s rural areas experience are house-breaking; theft of farm equipment, vehicles and machinery; livestock-related crimes, theft and dog attacks; fly-tipping and industrial waste dumping; hare coursing and badger baiting; fuel theft - domestic and commercial; heritage and cultural property crime including illegal metal.

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