Help to keep our rural communities safe and crime-free
Leicestershire’s rural communities can help to reduce and prevent crime by taking some simple steps to secure their homes and businesses.
Isolated properties, stables, farm buildings, machinery, trailers and livestock are all vulnerable to criminals if reasonable steps are not taken to keep them safe and secure.
Leicestershire Constabulary’s crime reduction officers encourage everyone who lives and works in our rural communities to be vigilant, reporting any suspicious activity to the police and reviewing security arrangements currently in place.
People should ask themselves how easy would it be to gain access to your premises, outbuilding, sheds, tack rooms and farmhouses? Are your locks adequate - could they be forced? Can horseboxes, trailers or vehicles be removed without you hearing? Could you describe or identify stolen property if it were recovered?
The advice on the pages within this section suggests some ways in which those in rural communities can protect themselves and their property from crime.