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Lancashire Rural Crime Survey

In The Know- Have your say on rural crime

Protecting rural communities is as much a priority for me as policing in Lancashire's towns and cities. That's why I am part of the National Rural Crime Network and I am backing the rural crime survey.

To make sure Lancashire's voice is heard, I am asking residents who live or work in rural areas to take a few minutes to complete the survey – which is available here: http://www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/research/internal/2018survey/

Previously, the results of the survey have suggested that crime in rural areas is under-reported and I want to understand if this is the case in Lancashire and if it is, why?

Sadly, since 2010, Lancashire Constabulary have had to make annual savings of over £84 million which has resulted in the loss of around 800 officers. This has meant a lot of changes to the way we deliver the service. However, we still need to get a clear picture of the experiences of crime and policing in our rural communities to allocate resources according to the demands across the whole county.

I want to know more about the sorts of crime people are experiencing, whether they are reporting it to the police as well as how they want to engage. I hope residents will take the time to complete this survey to further add to the police’s understanding of the personal, social and economic cost of rural crime.

Yours sincerely,

Clive Grunshaw
Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire