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Rural Crime


According to the Office for National Statistics, Derbyshire is one of the safest places in the country, and we will continue to work hard to keep it that way, so that people living, working or visiting Derbyshire can feel safe and be safe. The impact of incidents or crimes can be higher in rural communities, and that people may feel particularly vulnerable, because of their isolated location.

The main challenges in Derbyshire are:

Farm and agricultural crime

Opportunist and acquisitive crimes present a significant threat to our farmers and small holders. The loss of equipment and livestock can have a negative impact on people’s livelihoods.

Business crime

As with farm and agricultural crime, crimes against small rural businesses can impact greatly on people’s livelihoods.

Road safety

Derbyshire has a significant rural road network and ensuring our roads are safe for all users is a key priority. 

Wildlife and heritage crime

The illegal taking, disturbance, possession, trade or movement of animals or birds, coupled with the damage to/theft from our vast array of heritage sites across
Derbyshire, can effect both the natural and overall environment.

Tourism crime

Derbyshire is a popular destination for visitors. Crime committed in our national parks and rural “beauty spots” can impact on wider community confidence.

Serious and organised crime

Organised crime is not just an urban phenomenon. Our remote and isolated locations can be attractive for organised crime groups.

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