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Countryside crime cost £39m in 2016 says insurers – News

Lincolnshire was the only county were the cost of rural crime in 2016 exceed £2.5m

Dave Jones, chief constable of North Yorkshire Police, said: #8220;The impact of crime on rural communities can be devastating to livelihoods and individuals.#8221;

Some farmers are #8220;turning their backs on farming altogether#8221; due to crime, added Mr Price.

Crime claims cost more than £1m in 11 English counties: Lincolnshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Kent, West Yorkshire, Somerset, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Derbyshire.

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