A new campaign has been launched to help “draw the line on rural crime”.
In NSW more than 80 per cent of farmers have reported being a victim of crime, according to research by the Centre for Rural Criminology at the University of New England.
Even more critical is the high levels of repeat victimisation, with more than 76 per cent of farmers being a victim of crime on more than two occasions, and more than 23 per cent experiencing crime more than seven times.
On April 5, Crime Stoppers and the NSW Police Force launched a state-wide campaign to address the awareness of regional crimes, prevention measures and to increase reporting to Crime Stoppers and the police.
NSW Crime Stoppers CEO, Peter Price said remote communities in NSW and…