Focus on crime in rural areas at conference

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Rural crime is set to be more intensively targeted following a national conference hosted by Rutland’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader.

At its first Rural Crime Conference at Leicestershire police headquarters, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners discussed crime-beating campaigns aimed at reducing wildlife and rural criminal activity.

Sir Clive told the conference that rural crime had distinct characteristics but was just as important as urban crime. He said: “While I understand that police officers have to be deployed where there is most demand, I also understand that rural communities often feel neglected. This is an imbalance that I am determined to rectify.”