New figures show there's been a rise in rural crime across most of our region- with high value farm equipment such as quad bikes increasingly being targeted.
- Devon and Cornwall - 35% increase costing the local economy £1.1million
- Somerset - 9 % increase at a cost of £1.2 million
- Dorset - drop of 12% at a cost of £660,000.
Figures from insurance company NFU Mutual.
More top news
A South West charity has been overwhelmed with donations for refugees hit by the devastating war in Syria.
A protest against planned library closures in Swindon has been held. In a money-saving measure the Council wants communities to take them on
Staying dry, feeling cold, overnight frost