Results of National Rural Crime Survey taken to Westminster

The National Rural Crime Network has presented the results of its National Rural Crime Survey to MPs at Westminster.

NRCN Chair Julia Mulligan (left) with APPG member and MP for Witney, Robert Courts, and APPG Chair and MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Dr Caroline Johnson.

NRCN Chair and North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan met with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Rural Crime at the invitation of Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham and Chair of the APPG on Tuesday (30 October).

The meeting discussed the important issues raised by the survey of over 20,000 people and the need for the recommendations to be taken up as soon as possible by government and other agencies, including the police and Environment Agency.

Julia Mulligan, NRCN Chair, said:

“Following the survey, we now need to see action to ensure our recommendations are put into place to reduce crime, and the fear of crime, for rural residents, families and businesses.

“Speaking to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Rural Crime and discussing the key issues with MPs was a chance for me to ensure the voice of rural communities is heard in the corridors of power. I know the MPs will now press Ministers on the key issues and I look forward to seeing the results of that in the future.”

Dr Caroline Johnson MP, Chair of the APPG, added:

“I am grateful to Julia for taking the time to come to present the survey’s findings to the APPG.

“The results raised a number of points that need to be addressed, and I will be raising these with Ministers going forward. It is important that people in rural areas feel safe and able to rely on their local police for help, and that forces covering rural areas get the funding they need to be able to provide this service consistently.”