Environment Crime, sometimes referred to as rural crime, encompasses a range of offences including; rural metal theft, hunting, fly tipping, poaching, badger culling, criminal damage, plant theft, theft from agricultural premises and illegal traveller sites.
Leicestershire is a predominately rural county, with 55% of the population living in 210 rural parishes. Rutland is the smallest county in England with a population of 39,200 and is also predominantly rural. This information is designed to keep you informed and help you protect yourself from falling victim to this type of crime. For further crime prevention advice please contact a member of your Safer Neighbourhood Team at www.leics.police.uk/policing or telephone 101.