Jo Coles - York and North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Jo Coles - North Yorkshire Deputy Mayor for Policing, Fire and Crime

Make your voice heard – The 2018 National #RuralCrimeSurvey

Give your views about rural policing in North Yorkshire

Rural communities are being encouraged to complete the National Rural Crime Survey and make their views known about rural policing in North Yorkshire.

Do you think rural crime has gone up or down in North Yorkshire? Do you feel safer compared to last year? Has the new Rural Task Force made a difference?

The short survey takes minutes to fill in, and you can find it here –

North Yorkshire’s geography means rural crime has a particularly strong impact on people, whether that by the sheer distance you live from your neighbour, or the moorlands being a perfect habitat for birds of prey which brings with it opportunities for wildlife crime.

The number of farms and rural businesses also increases the opportunities for cross-border crime, whether that be a livery or a farm.

In short, the National Rural Crime Network wants to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across North Yorkshire – from Skipton to Sleights, Stokesley to Selby, make your voice heard.

Follow the survey on social media and use #RuralCrimeSurvey

The survey is also available at and is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the National Rural Crime Network, said:

“I hope that everyone living or working in a rural community will spare a few minutes to complete our survey. It will provide a clear picture of what has improved, what challenges remain and what more government, police forces and other organisations can do to support the most isolated areas of our county. 

“Following the survey in 2015, here in North Yorkshire, we launched our Rural Policing Strategy to tackle the problem head on. The fact that, as part of this strategy, we have one of the largest rural crime task forces in the country shows how seriously the issue is being taken by North Yorkshire Police, a force that is determined to meet the needs of our rural communities. 

“But I want to know how people and communities feel locally, and whether the changes in North Yorkshire have made a difference.  Please let me know what you think by completing our short survey –

To keep up to date with the work of the National Rural Crime Network: