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Farm crime research to track frequency and fear of incidents

New South Wales survey will be trialled by criminologists around the world

The world’s largest survey of farm crime is being conducted across rural New South Wales by the University of New England’s centre for rural criminology in Armidale.

Kyle Mulrooney, the centre’s co-director, said recent research showed that up to 80 per cent of NSW farmers had been victims of crimes that ranged from livestock and machinery theft to vandalism.

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