Rural Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

Rural Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

The Partnership’s engagement work with residents has enabled them to identify the priority crime types as theft of livestock, vehicles, machinery and fuel, livestock worrying, wildlife crime, fly-tipping and littering, equine crime, wild fires, heritage crime. A brief overview and links to the relevant organisations for support can be found below.

Acquisitive Crime & Theft

Acquisitive Crime & Theft

Theft of Property, Livestock, Vehicles, Machinery and Fuel: Reviewing your security and following some of the advice on this page can assist in preventing you becoming a victim of crime. Highlighting possible areas for improvement in your family, friends or neighbours...

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, irrespective of age, gender, race, sexuality, level of educational achievement or where they live. For the year ending March 2023, the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) estimated that 1.4 million women and 751,000 men aged...

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Equine Crime

Equine Crime

Many of the measures featured on this site for protecting buildings, vehicles and livestock will assist in preventing equine related crime, along with some of the further measures listed below. If you want to stay up-to-date and receive local information related to...

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Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping

Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste, often on lay-bys, country lanes, roadsides and private land.  Common items dumped are:- household and garden waste large items, such as fridges, mattresses, furniture commercial waste, such as building rubble, tyres...

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Heritage Crime

Heritage Crime

Heritage crime is any offence which harms the value of heritage assets and their settings. Heritage assets are sites that are considered to have a value to the heritage of England and include listed buildings, scheduled monuments, World Heritage Sites, conservation...

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Livestock Worrying

Livestock Worrying

The National Farmers Union (NFU), describe livestock worrying as a major concern to rural communities. It is not a civil (private prosecution) matter when livestock is attacked or worried, it is a matter for the police to investigate. Livestock attacks are not...

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Wild Fires

Wild Fires

How do fires start? The majority of wildfires are unintentional, caused through carelessness. The most common causes are: Unextinguished/poorly managed barbecues Discarded cigarettes Litter, including glass which causes intense heat Campfires Laws regarding public...

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Wildlife Crime

Wildlife Crime

The county of Derbyshire is home to an astounding variety of fauna and flora, including protected and even endangered species. Not only does wildlife crime threaten these protected species but there is also a clear link between wildlife crime offenders and a wider,...

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Derbyshire’s Rural Crime Team

Derbyshire Constabulary has a dedicated team set up to tackle rural, wildlife and heritage crime, they also provide reassurance to the rural community through increased visibility.

The Rural Crime Team’s Facebook page is updated with the latest developments and information, their feed, as well as information about the work of the team can be found by clicking the button below.

Rural Crime Prevention Guide

Derbyshire Rural Safety & Crime Prevention Guide provides safety advice for people living and working rurally in Derbyshire in a printable booklet. Download the guide by clicking the button below.

Derbyshire's Rural Crime Strategy

The Derbyshire Partnership Against Rural Crime is currently developing a Derbyshire-specific strategy and action plan to coordinate partner’s work to prevent and reduce rural crime in the county. Click below to read more.

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