Crime: Rural Areas

Home Office written question – answered on 22nd July 2019.

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Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch Vice-Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a national definition for rural crime.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Those living in rural areas can be the victim of the same crimes as those living in urban areas. However, we know that certain crimes, such as hare coursing and livestock offences, predominantly affect rural communities and that is why we supported the introduction of the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s Rural

Affairs Strategy, which was published last July.

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