24th Apr, 2019

Call for local communities to take part in rural crime survey

Ross Crawford 18th Apr, 2018

RURAL communities in Studley, Alcester and surrounding areas are being urged to take part in the latest rural crime survey.

It’s three years since the last 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, Police & Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe want to know what’s changed.

Do you think rural crime has gone up or down in Warwickshire? Do you feel safer? What’s your view of the police in your community?

“Warwickshire is a predominantly rural county and ensuring the police and other agencies work effectively together to tackle rural crime has been one of my key priorities,” said Mr Seccombe There was a good response the last time the survey was carried out and I’m keen to encourage local people to take part and give their views on what has changed since 2015, what has improved and what the kay challenges are that still remain.”

The survey is now available at www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey and is open for submissions until Sunday, June 10.

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