Countryside residents across the Thames Valley are being urged to make their voices heard in a national survey.
The National Crime Poll is the largest-ever survey into crime and anti-social behaviour in rural areas. It has been launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN).
The poll is open to anyone living or working in rural areas and has been organised to help build a picture of what is described as ‘a widespread but often misunderstood issue.’
Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld, who is a member of the NCRN, is encouraging people who work or live in rural areas to give their views.
Mr Stansfeld said: “Tackling rural crime in the Thames Valley remains one of my main priorities and I fully support this survey which not only aims to find out more about the crimes which affect our rural economy but will also help us build a clear picture of crime and policing generally in our rural areas.
“Rural crime can include wide scale intimidation of often isolated and vulnerable rural communities and has a great social and economic impact.
“I would encourage anyone in the Thames Valley who is living or working in a rural area to have their say.”
The survey will be available for completion until Wednesday, June 24.
To complete the survey visit http://www.nationalruralcrimenetwork.net/survey?member=TVP