Rural Crime

Rural Crime

Keeping our Rural Communities Safe

The rural communities of Scotland are safe places in which to live and work. However, the nature of the environment and way of life means there are some crime prevention tips particularly relevant to rural life that are worth bearing in mind.

What kind of crime prevention advice is more relevant to the rural environment?

Much of the crime prevention advice outlined in other areas of ‘Keep Safe’ is equally relevant to urban or rural area, but there are issues unique to rural communities such as:

  • Protecting Livestock.
  • Securing Farm Machinery.
  • Theft from fuel tanks.
  • Securing tools and horse tack.

So what can I do to protect my property in a rural area?

Find out how to keep your property safe in the countryside by looking through our rural safety guides.

Rural Crime Buildings

In the rural environment good home security is essential and is an effective deterrent against crime.

Rural Crime BuildingsThis leaflet is designed to help you avoid becoming a victim of theft and provide reassurance that there are many simple safety measures you can take to protect your premises.

This guide contains information on:

Protecting your farm perimeter

How to protect your farmhouse

Protecting your outbuildings and sheds

Suspicious callers

Rural watch schemes

Read the guide to Farm Building Security here

 

Rural Crime Equine


Rural Crime Equine

In the rural environment good security is essential and is an effective deterrent against crime. Grazing animals are potential targets for criminals and should be treated like any other valuable property.

This leaflet is designed to help you avoid becoming a victim of theft and provide reassurance that there are many simple safety measures you can take to protect your horse and equipment.

This guide contains information on:

How to protect your farm and field perimeter

Protecting your horse and pony

How to protect your tack

Protecting your trailers and horse boxes

Suspicious callers

Read the guide to Equine Security here

 

Rural Crime Equipment

Rural Crime Equipment

In the rural environment good home security is essential and is an effective deterrent against crime.

This leaflet is designed to help you avoid becoming a victim of theft and provide reassurance that there are many simple safety measures you can take to protect your premises.

This guide contains information on:

How to protect your farm/property perimeter

Protecting your farm vehicles, machinery and equipment

How to protect your fuel

Suspicious callers

Read the guide to F arm Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment Security here

 
 

Rural Crime Livestock

Rural Crime LivestockIn the rural environment good security is essential and is an effective deterrent against crime. Grazing animals are potential targets for criminals and should be treated like any other valuable property. 

On the whole, sheep are the most common animal to be stolen and this leaflet is designed to help you avoid becoming a victim of theft and provide reassurance that there are many simple safety measures you can take to protect your livestock.

This guide contains information on:

How to protect your farm perimeter

Protecting your livestock

Rural watch schemes

Suspicious callers

Read the guide to Livestock  Security here

 

Rural Crime Quad Bikes

Rural Crime Quad Bikes

In the rural environment good security is essential and is an effective deterrent against crime.

This leaflet is designed to help you avoid becoming a victim of theft and provide reassurance that there are many simple safety measures you can take to protect your property.

Quad Bikes and All Terrain Vehicles are among the items most likely to be stolen in rural areas.

This guide contains information on:

How to protect your farm/field perimeter

Protecting your Quad Bike or ATV

CESAR Marking Scheme

Suspicious callers

Read the guide to All Terrain Vehicles and Quad Bike Security here

 

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