Crimestoppers wants people to anonymously report rural crime
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 8 December 2021
Wales - South Wales Police
Criminal gangs exploit local wildlife, environment, and communities in many ways: rural residents often feel unsafe in their own homes; farm owners have to foot the bill for criminal damage; and businesses in rural areas can see their income adversely affected.
Information is needed to help tackle rural crime – people can help these more isolated communities with anonymous reports.
In the year to April 2021, Crimestoppers nationally received nearly 2,700 anonymous reports about rural crime. While this is a 14 per cent increase on the year before, it suggests a degree of under-reporting which is why the charity is encouraging people to speak up.