Flytipping and speeding real concerns in rural communities

The National Rural Crime Survey has revealed the two highest reported issues in Lancashire were flytipping and speeding, raised by 50% and 34% of respondents respectively.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 3:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 4:02 pm
Flytipping in the Lancaster district cost the taxpayer nearly £250k to clean up in the past year.

These came ahead of criminal damage (10%) and theft (9%).

The survey shows growing demand on police from issues that need responses from across different authorities according to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Lancashire PCC Clive Grunshaw said: “This survey shows that concerns about rural crime are a real issue in the county and I will be working with the Constabulary to understand how we can improve the service with the ever reducing resources available to us.”

Research was carried out between April 18 and June 10 by independent research company The Buzzz.

1,320 responses were received from residents in the Lancashire area.