The largest ever survey into crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in rural areas has been launched to find out how the police can better serve communities in the countryside.
The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), is calling for people who work or live in West Lindsey to come forward and give their views on policing in their community, the impact crime and ASB has on them and their neighbours and to ultimately help shape the future of crime prevention and rural policing.
NRCN chairman Julia Mulligan said: “The full scale of crime in rural areas has never before been assessed. Whilst official figures show rural crime, like crime in general, is decreasing, we are concerned about the wider implications on people and communities.
“The fear of crime can be as detrimental to people’s wellbeing as crimes themselves, so we are keen to find out more through this survey. Our aim is to build a clear picture of the issue to shape future delivery of services locally and nationally. By completing the survey, people can really have their say on how crime affects them and what they expect from local police and their partners involved in community safety.”
The survey will be open until Wednesday, June 24.
For more information visit nationalruralcrimenetwork.net.