Final report to Dyfed-Powys Police: Farm and Rural Crime

Wyn Morris, Gareth Norris, David Dowell

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Abstract

This report focuses on rural and farm crime in the Dyfed-Powys policing area and follows a remit set out in the Terms of Reference (See Appendix A) to address specific needs of Dyfed-Powys Police (DPP) surrounding the recording and investigation of farm and rural crime. Specifically, this was in relation to engagement, service delivery, specialist resources (including personnel) and future delivery of the rural crime strategy. A questionnaire was developed in consultation with key stakeholders from DPP to reflect on key issues: personal experiences of crime, farm related crime in the area and police attitudes and responses to farm crime. The survey was aimed at farmers and promoted through a number of channels, including the DPP and farming unions. A total of 96 people (16 Welsh speakers) from the farming community responded either online or through public engagement events. Key findings suggest that whilst there was general satisfaction with DPP, that there was a perception that the investigation and prosecution of farm and rural crime was not being adequately and/or appropriately resourced. Initiatives modelled on other force areas, such as dedicated rural crime officers with specialist knowledge were welcomed.
Translated title of the contributionTroseddau Fferm a Throseddau Gwledig yn Nyfed-Powys: Ail Adroddiad (Chwefror 2020)
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPrifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University
Commissioning bodyDyfed-Powys Police
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2017

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