Tackling Rural Crime

The rural nature of Angus means that we must contend with less common forms of crime. Fly-tipping, hare coursing, and stock theft all places needless pressure on our communities and services.

I am committed to working with local stakeholders to ensure that Angus can tackle these wider issues.


26th May 2019 - This week, I met with the local police area commander to get an update on the latest action to tackle local crime and to discuss concerns raised with me by local residents.


3rd December 2018 - I know crime is a concern for many Angus residents, which is why I held a rural crime drop-in session last Thursday.

‪I was pleased that so many were able to have their questions answered and receive support. My thanks to all those who gave up their time to offer support to residents: Angus Police, Tayside Police Division, Police Scotland, HM Coastguard - Angus & Mearns, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Lock & Roll Security, Voluntary Action Angus and Angus SFRS who refreshed my CPR!

Kirstene Hair MP hosting a rural crime drop-in session


13th July 2018 - Businesses and residents in Angus will know all too well the huge impact rural crime can have. Whether it is fly-tipping, machinery theft or livestock theft - it is local firms and communities that end up picking up the cost. It is important that we all work together to stamp out rural crime, and that is why I am delighted to see this Rural Crime Reporting Line initiative from NFU Online NFU Scotland and Crimestoppers, and to give it my full support.