The Commissioner has raised Rural and Wildlife crime as a priority area in the Police and Crime Plan.
As part of national focus on rural crime, Paddy is also working with the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN).
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 andgovernment.
The National Rural Crime Network produced a series of recommendations and, in many areas, the police took steps to improve matters. So, now, they want to know what’s changed – what is the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities, and the impact it has where you live or work.
To complete the survey visit: www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/research/internal/2018survey/