Laois farmers urged to complete rural crime survey by ICSA

Laois farmers urged to complete rural crime survey by ICSA
By Conor Ganly

Farmers in Laois and the rest of the country are being encouraged to comlete an ICSA backed survey on rural crime.

Speaking about the Agriculture Crime Survey, ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock said: “The survey is the first to look at the full implications of agriculture crime in Ireland. It will focus on losses caused by criminal acts on farms. We know that not all agriculture crimes are reported, this much needed study will provide valuable insights into the true nature and extent of agricultural crime.”

The agriculture crime study is being carried out by Dr Kathleen Moore Walsh (Law & Criminology Lecturer) and Louise Walsh (Accounting & Economics Lecturer) of Waterford Institute of Technology.

Louise Walsh said the information gathered will ultimately help farmers, farming interest groups and law makers to make informed decisions regarding strategies to address this growing problem.

To complete the survey and have your say simply click on the link or log on to the ICSA website and follow the link provided.

The survey will close in 10 days at 5 pm on 14 October 2016.

All responses are completely anonymous.