The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) survey of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across England and Wales is now open, running until Sunday 10th June.
The NRCN is funded by 28 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).
Three years ago, the National Rural Crime Survey revealed the huge cost of crime to rural communities – both financial, at £800 million per year, and in the impacts of intimidation and fear.
The survey showed there was chronic under-reporting of rural crime, as well as anger and frustration at both police and government. The National Rural Crime Network produced a series of recommendations and, in many areas, the police took steps in response.