We aim to influence people who make decisions about policy and practice, so that rural communities are better understood and supported. An important element of this is evidencing the scale and cost of crime in rural areas through ground breaking research.
To do this we have commissioned the largest ever survey of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities.
At the National Rural Crime Network, we are aiming to create a research library that will help people tackle crime in rural areas more effectively, as well as better understand community needs and environments.
We will do this in two ways; by commissioning our own research and by publishing research done by others.