Shock rise in cost of rural crime

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The cost of rural crime in Lancashire increased by more than a third in 2013, according to a leading farm insurer.

NFU Mutual’s survey puts Lancashire fifth in the list for the cost of rural crime nationally, up £500,000 from £1.3m in 2012 to £1.8m in 2013.

Nationwide, the cost of rural crime totalled an estimated £44.5m and the new figure reverses a fall of 19% in 2012.

 

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