NSW Farm Crime Survey 2020

Have your say to help fight rural crime

Crimes that impact on pastoral, agricultural and aquacultural operations cost Australia millions of dollars each year and can have devastating financial, mental and physical impacts on our rural landowners and communities.

Farm crime offences most commonly reported include the theft of livestock, produce, tools, machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel and other farm inputs, and incidences of vandalism, arson, trespassing, illegal hunting, and sabotage.

However, we still need more evidence and research to better understand the extent of the problem of rural crime, its impacts on landowners and primary producers, and the most effective and achievable solutions.

To help fill this information gap, The UNE Centre for Rural Criminology is now conducting the largest state-wide survey on this issue to date.

If you are involved in farming, your insights will help us better understand the scope of the problem and plan effective measures that can be taken by the government, law enforcement agencies and farmers to reduce the incidence of farm crime across NSW.

The survey can be taken anonymously and will ask for your experiences and perceptions of farm crime, your attitudes towards the policing of and criminal justice responses to farm crime, and your awareness and implementation of crime prevention measures.

This survey can be completed online only at this time (due to COVID-19 precautions).

Click here to complete the NSW Farm Crime Survey 2020.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr Kyle Mulrooney, Co-Director of the UNE Centre for Rural Criminology by email or call (02) 6773 1940.

See more: Letter from Dr Kyle Mulrooney, Co-Director, Centre for Rural Criminology.