NRCN research

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.

Fair Funding for Rural Policing

The NRCN commissioned this report to look at the funding needs of rural forces in the light of rural demands. Its purpose is to build an evidence base to ensure that the needs of rural communities are appropriately and fairly met by any newly proposed funding formula or arrangement. Read more ...

National Rural Crime Survey

Our survey of over 17,000 people living and working in rural areas throughout England and Wales suggests the true cost of crime in rural areas could exceed £800m. Read more ...