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Rural Crime



 What makes a crime "rural"?

After national debate it is has been decided that it’s "Any crime or incident of antisocial behaviour that takes place anywhere defined as a rural location."  However crimes relating to farming, agriculture or wildlife also need to have their own understanding and dedicated teams.

Improvements have now been made in the way the Force communicates information and crime prevention advice to rural communities and also proactive work is taking place to tackle rural offending.    

Already, together with partners, several initiatives have been put in place to assist those of you who are living in rural areas, which include a dedicated Rural Special Constables team, 24 hour  Automatic Number Place Recognition cameras (ANPR), a Community Road Safety Programme as well as a new dedicated Nottinghamshire Rural Watch website and a new leaflet providing helpful advice to reduce the risk of crime in rural areas.