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Call for case studies as new website to tackle rural crime is launched

Tony Hogg has given his support to a new website which aims to help tackle rural crime.

Julia Mulligan
Julia Mulligan

The National Rural Crime Network, of which Mr Hogg is a member, has launched the new website with a call to those living rurally to share their experiences of rural crime. 

Julia Mulligan, chair of the National Rural Crime Network and police and crime commissioner for north Yorkshire, is asking for anyone with an interest in helping to keep rural communities safe to get involved and add their experiences to the network’s new online resource to help tackle rural crime. 

“The Network provides the resources and platform for practitioners to work together to tackle rural crime," said Ms Milligan.

"This new website will allow people from across the country to share their experiences, discuss issues and learn from each other without leaving their own communities.  It lets people find out what schemes work best, and then get those shared quickly throughout England and Wales so everyone can benefit.

“For the first time, rural crime can be discussed in one place and without geographic boundaries, allowing national trends to be identified and, when appropriate, national policies to be developed.

“This website will provide the latest news, research and opinion, and work is already underway to undertake the country’s largest rural crime survey ever.

“We now want to hear from anyone wanting to make a contribution to make in keeping rural communities safe. The value of this new resource relies on your contributions and participation, so please get involved and share your research and best practice.”

Tim Passmore, vice-chairman of the National Rural Crime Network and Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk said "I am delighted to see the launch of a brand new website that focuses specifically on rural crime and it's prevention. 

“Those of us who live and work in rural areas of the country are often quite isolated and by necessity have to do more for themselves to prevent and deter crime. 

“This excellent resource will at least help to counter the feelings of remoteness by providing members with up to date ideas and information on how to keep rural communities safe and secure. 

“I am really looking forward to working with the National Rural Crime Network to develop the website further.”