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Rural crime


Following the publication of the National Rural Crime Survey in 2015 and hearing some local concerns, PCVC Ron Hogg asked residents in our rural communities about issues affecting them.

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Taking these views into account, and working with the Police, Ron published a Rural Crime and Policing Statement: 'Rural and Safe' in February 2016, which set out the issues facing rural communities, and what the Police were doing to address them.

These issues included: theft of livestock & equipment from farms, worry livestock, fly-tipping, speeding and unsafe driving, poaching, trading in endangered species and damage of protected sites and habitats.


'One Year On'

In March 2017, Ron Hogg, and Chief Constable Mike Barton published a new Rural Policing Statement, highlighting the additional resources that have been implemented over the last 12 months, and as well as setting out plans for the future.


View the Rural Policing Statement:

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Previous versions:


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