Rural crime cost the South West an estimated £5.5 million last year. The most common items targeted were tools, quad bikes and machinery.
Nationally the cost of rural crime has increased by over 5%. A spokesman for insurer NFU Mutual says that more high value items are being stolen across the UK.
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