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6 August, 2018

Julia’s view on NFU Rural Crime Report

NFU Mutual have today (Monday, 6 August) released a report on the financial impact of rural crime.

Commenting, Julia Mulligan, elected Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, said:

“This report from NFU Mutual reinforces the findings of the recent National Rural Crime Survey that crime is a significant challenge for North Yorkshire’s rural communities. However, it also reinforces that significant progress is being made to address these challenges in North Yorkshire.

“NFU Mutual finds the cost of crime here is down 16.7 per cent in the past year compared to a 13 per cent increase across the UK. This is on top of the Rural Crime Survey’s results which show our North Yorkshire Rural Taskforce is having an impact at improving the way police are perceived to be dealing with rural crime.

“Of course, there is always more to do. We need to understand rural crime and its impact, and put that understanding into practice. For too long the needs of rural residents and businesses have been ignored by those in positions of power – that needs to change and I’ll be working to ensure that happens.”