We undertook this survey in March 2020 ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections which were due to take place in May 2020 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

          Over 8,000 people, who live or work in the countryside, took the time to give us their views on how crime impacted on their lives, about crimes that had been committed against them, and the policing of rural communities. 

          These results will help influence how rural policing is prioritised in rural communities and ensure that Police and Crime Commissioners, the police and other authorities understand the needs, concerns and priorities of rural communities. 

          You can read our Rural Crime Summary Report here.


of people had had a crime committed against them in the last 12 months


of those crimes were not reported to the police


of people who reported a crime were dissatisfied with the police response


Survey results by county


        Here you can view the results of our Rural Crime Survey 2020 by individual county. 

        Note: This was a self-selecting survey shared on multiple websites and social media platforms.


Summary Report

Avon and Somerset Police

Bedfordshire Police

Cambridgeshire Police

Cheshire Police

Cumbria Police

Derbyshire Police

Devon and Cornwall Police

Dorset Police

Durham Police

Dyfed-Powys Police

Essex Police

Gloucestershire Police

Gwent Police

Hampshire Police

Hertfordshire Police

Humberside Police

Kent Police

Lancashire Police

Leicestershire Police

Lincolnshire Police

Norfolk Police

North Wales Police

North Yorkshire Police

Northamptonshire Police

Northumbria Police

Nottinghamshire Police

South Wales Police

South Yorkshire Police

Staffordshire Police

Suffolk Police

Surrey Police

Sussex Police

Thames Valley Police

Warwickshire Police

West Mercia Police

West Midlands Police

West Yorkshire Police

Wiltshire Police


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