Rural Crime and Safety Survey 2013
Rural Crime and Safety Survey 2013 - Rural Women
Rural Women New Zealand has today launched a
rural survey on crime and safety that is aimed at making
rural communities safer places to live.
online survey goes live today, and we are hoping for a wide
response from all sectors of the rural community,” says
Rural Women NZ executive officer, Noeline Holt.
“You may have already taken part in a recent survey
around crime occurring on your farming properties. However,
the focus of this survey is broader and we urge you to take
"We have worked with Crimestoppers and the
Police to develop questions that cover a range of issues
including theft, drink driving and speeding as well as
violence to people or animals."
“The survey will
help us understand how people feel about crime and safety ,"
Ms Holt said.
The survey also seeks people’s
views on police responsiveness and involvement in rural
“Given the nature of small rural
communities, we believe there are occasions when people are
hesitant to contact the police, and for that reason we are
promoting the work of Crimestoppers, where people are able
to pass on information anonymously.”
The survey is
open for three weeks, then results will be analysed by an
independent research company and the key findings will be
used by Rural Women NZ to work with Crimestoppers and Police
to make rural communities safer.
encourage people to take part in this survey. Participants
are anonymous and it’s a good opportunity for people
living in rural New Zealand to provide valuable feedback
about these important issues."
Link to survey:
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