Staffordshire is a large and very attractive rural county with internationally renowned Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty but it is this rurality which can appeal to criminals.
I felt it was important to understand the extent and impact of rural crime and so commissioned this research to take us beyond perceptions and give us hard facts.
The Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office and Staffordshire Police can now take forward to get real results in tackling rural crime.
As a member of the National Rural Crime Network, I work with Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales to highlight the unique challenges of rural crime and I will continue to do everything possible to ensure rural communities’ needs are taken into consideration.
To download the Rural Crime strategy in full, click here.