PUBLIC URGED TO SUPPORT NEW CAMPAIGN TO COMBAT FARM-RELATED CRIME

26 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The support of the rural population of Co Monaghan is being enlisted in a new campaign to combat the problem of farm-related crime.

The IFA, Crimestoppers, the Gardaí and DoneDeal have joined forces to spearhead the campaign among twelve counties and address the problem of the thousands of tools, vehicles and items of farm machinery and equipment that are stolen from Irish farms each year.

Since 2010, over 28,642 farm-related crime incidents have been reported to the Gardaí, including burglaries and vehicle, machinery and equipment theft, according to the latest CSO figures.

The most common incidents are thefts from farmyards, with over 2,000 incidents being reported every year since 2010. The next most common occurrence is theft from outhouses or sheds, followed by burglary.

The new campaign is aiming to raise awareness among the public and in particular those in the farming community of the issue of thefts from farms. This initiative follows the joint campaign run by Crimestoppers and the IFA last year to combat livestock theft.

Farmers are being reminded to sign up to the TheftStop scheme (www.theftstop.ie). The joint initiative by the IFA and An Garda Síochána provides members with a …
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