Crime has always been a key issue throughout the countryside, but it has only risen up the national agenda over the last few years thanks to growing awareness of the problems that rural communities are facing. One of the ways that we like to spread awareness of these issues is by coming to you and asking how you are affected by it.
We are seeking the views of those who live in Scotland, and work in, or regularly visit, rural areas, on that same subject. Rural policing is an important issue in the countryside, and we’d appreciate it iif you could tell us about any crimes that have been committed against you, including ones that were not reported to the police. How did they make you feel? Did the police respond appropriately? These are all important questions and we’re giving you the chance to make your voice heard.
This survey will only take around 10 minutes of your time and all responses are anonymous. You can find the survey here.
The results of this survey will be presented to the Scottish Parliament ahead of the election next year in order to make sure that rural crime, and your policing concerns, are given the attention that they deserve. We will also present these findings to the Scottish Government and Police Scotland.
The survey will close on Sunday 25th October 2020.