PCC responds to rural crime figures
"Lincolnshire is obviously a very rural county and as such does suffer from rural crime activity which can be a real menace to rural communities. Rural crime ranges from wildlife crimes such as hare coursing to loss of farm machinery sometimes worth hundreds of thousands of pounds and many other things in between such as oil and diesel theft. Tackling crime in our rural communities is a stated priority of mine since my election this May and these NFU figures showing the previous year’s losses in cash terms just goes to prove why I was right to focus on them.
This being said a lot of work is constantly being done by Lincolnshire Police to tackle these crimes and the NFU are a very valuable partner in taking both preventative action and in helping Police in enforcing the law. Rural communities are seeing reductions in important areas such as domestic burglary which is very welcome but I will continue to support the Police in their efforts to do more."
PCC Marc Jones