Crime in rural areas has increased significantly during the recession.
Swindon North Sector neighbourhood policing officers are cracking down on rural crime by running an awareness campaign this week.
Officers will be giving out crime prevention advice to farms and businesses across Swindon.
– PC Marc Jackson, Community Beat Manager
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of current crime trends impacting on rural communities and to identify ways for reducing the opportunities for criminals.
The campaign will highlight security issues relating to farm machinery, diesel, batteries, underground cables, scrap metal, livestock, wildlife and tools.