NFU Mutual have released the Rural Crime Report for 2021.
Rural theft cost the UK an estimated £43.3m in 2020, a decrease on the previous year. The reduction in the cost of rural theft is welcome news but last year was no ordinary year. Lockdown helped to lock criminals out of the countryside, and increased security on farms and rural policing played a role in the reduction.
However, highly-organise criminals continued to plague farmyards over the pandemic, stealing high-value farming Global Positioning Systems, quad bikes and ATVs as the cost of agricultural vehicle theft reported to NFU Mutual remained at over £9m.NFU Mutual
At uWatch, we have been developing a system which would help many of the issues raised in the report, fly-tipping, suspicious vehicles, GPS and vehicle theft. We have always been aware of the skilled and highly-organised nature of the criminals that we are up against, so we have created a twenty first century approach.
We are passionate about working together in local communities to fight rural crime and our Cube is police-approved.
Victims of rural crime who would usually use 101 and struggle to get through to someone actually on the front line. Our system could alert a local police officer within 25 seconds. Watch the video below to find out more or contact us on 01491 651229.