The National Rural Crime Survey comes to an end on 10 June 2018.
The short survey takes minutes to fill in, and you can find it here – www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net
North Yorkshire’s geography means rural crime has a particularly strong impact on people, whether that be the sheer distance you live from your neighbour, or the moorlands being a perfect habitat for birds of prey which brings with it opportunities for wildlife crime.
The number of farms and rural businesses also increases the opportunities for cross-border crime, whether that be a livery or a farm.
In short, the National Rural Crime Network wants to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across North Yorkshire – from Skipton to Sleights, Stokesley to Selby, make your voice heard.
The survey is also available at www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net and is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the National Rural Crime Network, said:
I hope that everyone living or working in a rural community will spare a few minutes to complete our survey. It will provide a clear picture of what has improved, what challenges remain and what more government, police forces and other organisations can do to support the most isolated areas of our county.
Following the survey in 2015, here in North Yorkshire, we launched our Rural Policing Strategy to tackle the problem head on. The fact that, as part of this strategy, we have one of the largest rural crime task forces in the country shows how seriously the issue is being taken by North Yorkshire Police, a force that is determined to meet the needs of our rural communities.
But I want to know how people and communities feel locally, and whether the changes in North Yorkshire have made a difference.