The National Rural Crime Network is working to see greater recognition and understanding of the problems and impact of crime in rural areas so more can be done to keep people safer.
What is Rural Crime?
The impacts of rural crime are many and varied. The Network is concerned with all crime and anti-social behaviour occurring in rural areas and recognises that the challenges and solutions are often different to those in cities and urban areas.
The 2018 National Rural Crime Survey is underway.
It’s three years since the last National Rural Crime Survey revealed the huge cost of crime to rural communities – both financial, at £800 million per year, and fear, with chronic under-reporting, anger and frustration at the police and government.
The National Rural Crime Network produced a series of recommendations and, in many areas, the police took steps to improve matters. So, now, we want to know what’s changed.
Do you think crime has gone up or down? Do you feel safer? What’s your view of the police in your community?
In short, we want to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across England and Wales – and the impact it has where you live or work.
The survey is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.
Please see the link below to take part in the survey