Key findings for agriculture (copied from Chapter 3 of the Report)
Of all sectors surveyed by the CVS, the agriculture sector experienced the least crime.
There were around 95,000 crimes affecting around 26 per cent of agriculture, forestry and fishing premises in 2014. Both figures have fallen slightly compared with 2013 (but this is not statistically significant), and remain the lowest incidence and prevalence rates among all six sectors surveyed in 2012-2014.
The number of burglaries per 1,000 premises in the agriculture sector fell by over a third.
Compared with 2013, the number of incidents of burglary with entry per 1,000 premises in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector fell from 206 to 132.
Theft and vandalism were the most common crime types experienced in this sector.
Theft made up 33 per cent of incidents, while vandalism made up around a quarter (24%) of all incidents against agriculture, forestry and fishing premises in 2014.
The report more widely should be of interest. For information NFU have raised the issue of agriculture not being surveyed for online crime with the Home Office – as our members were concerned it was not being addressed and we know it is a serious issue for the sector. It will hopefully be captured by the next survey.