Crime in the rural economy up 5% says NFU Mutual
11 August 2014 Last updated at 20:59 BST
Rural crime in the UK has risen by more than 5% in the last year, according to latest figures from a farm insurance company.
Insurers NFU Mutual say the cost of crime to the rural economy reached more than £44m in 2013.
An increase in sheep rustling and the theft of farm equipment contributed to the rise.
Ed Thomas reports.