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Cost of rural crime ‘up by almost 100%’ – The Argus

But one victim spoke to was not convinced her plan had been successful thus far.

Figures published today by NFU Mutual suggest the financial impact of crimes in West Sussex was up a “staggering” 96 per cent.

Quad bikes, machinery, and tools were top of thieves’ wish lists, with vandalism and burglary most likely, it was claimed.

“The report shows last year the financial impact of rural crime has fallen, nationally, by 4.3 per cent and it is encouraging Sussex doesn’t even feature in the top 30 worst affected counties.”

Actual crime statistics for the period are not yet available and the NFU would not say how many claims this figure related to.

FARMERS lost out on nearly half a million pounds in the past year after the cost of rural crime soared.

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