Three in five NSW farmers have been victims of crime on multiple occasions, new research reveals, amid a push for better reporting.
The University of New England survey of NSW farmers in the past year shows 80.8 per cent of respondents reported being a victim of some type of farm crime.
About 77 per cent of that group — or 62 per cent of all farmers — reported being victims of multiple crimes, with a significant minority experiencing crime more than seven times.
The data was released as NSW authorities launched a new campaign to ‘draw the line on regional crime’, which calls for the whole community to adopt better prevention strategies.
Crime Stoppers NSW chief executive officer Peter Price…