National Rural Crime Network

Exposing Rural Crime's International Reach
The Data, The Solutions
  • 10th March 2024
NRCN Report Final

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) is pleased to announce the release of our new report –

Rural Crime: Serious Organised and International
Who Victimises Rural Communities?

The research offers an unprecedented look into the complex nature of crime impacting rural communities. 

Produced by Dr. Kate Tudor, this comprehensive research dispels outdated assumptions about rural crime as minor or opportunistic. The findings reveal a pattern of organised criminal activity targeting rural areas.

The report also provides policymakers, law enforcement, and stakeholders with the data and insights necessary to develop more targeted and impactful strategies for safeguarding rural communities.

To combat these threats effectively, the NRCN has also developed a comprehensive 10-point plan. This action-oriented strategy draws upon the report’s key findings, outlining critical steps for strengthening law enforcement, empowering communities, and targeting the root causes of organised rural crime.
The plan prioritises enhanced collaboration and targeted interventions to create lasting change for the safety and well-being of rural areas.

Highlights from the report

0 %


in theft of agricultural machinery and vehicles

0 %

OF THE victims

have been from the past 12 months*

0 %

of THE victims

are failing to report their experiences to the police


Currently active

OCGs were involved during the time of research

Resources Below

Understand the complex nature of rural crime and identify actionable solutions. Download the comprehensive report on organised crime and access the 10-Point Action Plan for safeguarding rural communities.