Gardaí give farmers theft
prevention tips 18.09.18
GARDAÍ are advising
farmers to lock gates, light up their yards and
remove keys from vehicles to help prevent thefts
While figures from the Garda Analysis Service show
that farm thefts nationally fell by 8% from
September 2017 to August 2018, Gardaí have warned
against complacency with €1.4m worth of goods stolen
from farms during that time.
According to the figures, there were approximately
1,100 reported farm theft incidents and these were
more likely to occur at night than during the day.
"Farms are businesses and as such I would advise
each farmer to restrict access to their yard, lock
gates when not in use and ensure the property is
well lit; more farm thefts occur at night than
during the day.” said Sergeant Graham Kavanagh,
Crime Prevention Officer.
He urged farmers to ensure that machinery, tools and
vehicles are secured properly, and details such as
serial numbers or property markings are recorded and
"Store keys safely; too many vehicles are taken from
farms with the key in them. Join a Community Text
Alert scheme and report suspicious activity to
Gardaí,” said Sergeant Kavanagh.
Top 5 Farm Theft
1. Restrict access to your yard, install and lock gates.
2. Ensure your yard is well lit.
3. Take pictures of your machinery with your unique ID features.
4. Sign up for Community Text Alerts.
5. Always report farm thefts to An Garda Síochána.