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Rural Crime Down in Devon and Cornwall

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7:00am 11th August 2012

Work to cut crime on Cornwall's farms has paid off.

Pirate FM has learnt agricultural theft cost the south west more than seven million pounds last year, a drop of ten percent.

It is being put down to better security.

Colin Carter farms at Perranwell Station. He said: "If it's your property, you've got to protect it. It is the farmer's responsibility surely, to make sure that their equipment is secure, the best they can. Of course, you're never going to stop a determined thief. If they're deteremined to get it, they'll catch you out somehow, but you've got to make it difficult for them.

"Now they are bringing in immobilisers and specific keys for each tractor and anything like that can help. They've got tracking devices that you can retro-actively fit later on, and anything helps. And what we also want is a deterrant for people that do these crimes."

Cornish farmers are calling for tougher punishment over thefts.

NFU Mutual says tools, quad bikes and metal are still big targets.

Tim Price is a rural expert. He said: "Certainly, the difficult economic times are still continuing so the message has got to be, if you've got anything of value, do all you can to keep it out of the sight of thieves. Protect it with alarms, immobilisers or whatever is the best solution for you.

"I would say to anybody in the countryside, have a look at your property from the road. Do you need to put gates on, put some signs up, maybe a camera or two. Get in touch with your neighbours, so that if you see anything suspicious or they do, it can get reported very, very quickly."


7:00am 11th August 2012

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