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Lincolnshire has the second highest rate of rural crime in the country, according to new figures.
The NFU Mutual survey found that thefts of tractors, fuel and tools cost £2.3 million in 2013 - more than a quarter higher than the previous twelve months.
A new report has found the Midlands is among the hardest-hit areas in the country by thieves targeting equipment, livestock and even fuel.
Last year rural crime cost the region £10.6m, according to figures from NFU Mutual.
In the West Midlands the total was £4.5m, a rise of 9%, while in the East Midlands it was more than £6m, an increase of 38%.
The insurance firm say the rise is down to three main factors:
- High-value tractors being stolen and then sold abroad
- A 'substantial' rise in sheep rustling
- Thieves targeting garden tools and ornaments