Definition of rural crime

Thames Valley Police will attend every rural crime reported.Thames Valley Police now defines rural crime as any case where:

74% of rural crime occurs during the hours of darkness.3727 farms in the Thames Valley.937 farm vehicles fitted with Cesar Security using TVP discount

The offence occurred at a:

  • Farm barn.
  • Farm shop.
  • Farm building.
  • Farm yard.
  • Farm house.
  • Farm field.
  • Fish farm.

Or the property involved is:

  • Agricultural machinery.
  • Agricultural tools.
  • Fencing.
  • Hay/straw.
  • Heating oil and red diesel.
  • Horses.
  • Horse boxes.
  • Livestock.

And the offence is:

  • Hare coursing and poaching.
  • Burglary.
  • Robbery.
  • Theft.
  • Criminal damage.
  • Public health offences (fly-tipping).

£53 Million a year cost of agricultural theft a year in the UK.10 TVP wildlife officers acrossthe force in 2013