Many farmers are not reporting
crimes on their properties because they believe the perpetrators will not be
caught, a study shows.
The NSW Department of Primary
Industries (DPI) recently surveyed 700 farmers and found that only 30 per cent
of farmers reported crimes — like illegal hunting — on their properties.
The DPI's Game Licensing Unit has
been working with New South Wales police to detect and deter illegal hunting.
DPI Game Licensing director Andrew
Moriarty said successful crackdowns were hard to achieve with so few farmers
"We cannot build a really strong
picture as to where the illegal hunting is happening, who is impacted, where we
need to direct our resources," Dr Moriarty said.
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ABC NEWS 05/12/18