Lancashire-wide survey hopes to turn spotlight on rural crime

Talk: Clive Grunshaw

Talk: Clive Grunshaw

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The spotlight is being turned on anti-social behaviour in rural Lancashire.

The county’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is appealing to businesses and residents in rural towns and villages to help by taking part in the largest ever survey into crime and anti-social behaviour in rural areas.

The more we know about the issues concerning our rural communities the better we can address them in the future.

The study has been launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN).

It is calling on people to give their views on policing in their specific community, the impact crime and anti social behaviour has on them and their neighbours .

The aim is to ultimately help shape the future of crime prevention and rural policing.

This is a great opportunity for residents of rural areas of the county to raise concerns about crime in their local area and to provide feedback on local policing.

“The more we know about the issues concerning our rural communities the better we can address them in the future.“

He added: “If you live in a rural part of Lancashire I would urge you to take part in the survey to ensure that the outcomes reflect your views.”

The Home Office backed survey, aims to collate information to improve awareness of rural crime and provide a clearer picture of attitudes towards crime to help inform government and local policy.

To take part go to www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey