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National Rural Crime Survey still open to South Holland communities

There is still time for rural communities in South Holland to have their say on how crime is tackled where they live.

The second National Rural Crime Survey will give a full picture of the cost of law-breaking in the countryside, with the deadline for responses being June 10 .

In 2015, the first survey revealed the total cost of crime was a staggering £800m a year.

Julia Mulligan, chairman of the National Rural Crime Network which is behind the survey, said: "Our aim is to see greater recognition and understanding of the problems and impact of crime on rural communities so more can be done to help them be safe – and feel safe.

Chairman of the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) Julia Mulligan. (2296697)
Chairman of the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) Julia Mulligan. (2296697)

"In order to achieve that, we need to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour that residents and businesses face.

“The 2015 findings uncovered some difficult truths for all those involved in protecting rural areas and now is the right time to see whether lessons have been learnt, whether people are more willing to report the crime they are victims of and if they do indeed feel safer.

“I hope that anyone living or working in a rural community will spare a few minutes to complete our survey as it will provide a clear picture of what has improved, what challenges remain and what more government, police forces and organisations can do to support the most isolated parts of the country.”

To complete the survey, visit www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net


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