THERE are only a handful of days left to complete a survey to share your views and experiences on rural crime in North Yorkshire.

The National Crime Survey closes on June 10.

So far just over 2,000 people in North Yorkshire have responded - nationally that figure is currently 15,000 - but the organisers want to hear from more people before it closes.

Nationally, 15,000 have completed the survey but

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and Chair of the National Rural Crime Network, said:

“I hope that everyone living or working in a rural community will spare a few minutes to complete our survey. It will provide a clear picture of what has improved, what challenges remain and what more government, police forces and other organisations can do to support the most isolated areas of our county.

“Following the survey in 2015, here in North Yorkshire, we launched our Rural Policing Strategy to tackle the problem head on. The fact that, as part of this strategy, we have one of the largest rural crime task forces in the country shows how seriously the issue is being taken by North Yorkshire Police, a force that is determined to meet the needs of our rural communities.

“But I want to know how people and communities feel locally, and whether the changes in North Yorkshire have made a difference. Please let me know what you think by completing our short survey –