Rural communities are today being encouraged to complete the National Rural Crime Survey and make their views known about rural policing in North Yorkshire.
Do you think rural crime has gone up or down in North Yorkshire? Do you feel safer compared to last year? Has the new Rural Task Force made a difference?
The short survey takes minutes to fill in, and you can find it here – http://www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net
North Yorkshire’s geography means rural crime has a particularly strong impact on people, whether that by the sheer distance you live from your neighbour, or the moorlands being a perfect habitat for birds of prey which brings with it opportunities for wildlife crime.
The number of farms and rural businesses also increases the opportunities for cross-border crime, whether that be a livery or a farm.
In short, the National Rural Crime Network wants to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across North Yorkshire – from Skipton to Sleights, Stokesley to Selby, make your voice heard.