Miss Anne McIntosh – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Miss Anne McIntosh on 2014-04-28.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set targets for the reduction of rural crime.

Norman Baker

The Coalition Government has abolished all central policing targets and
mandatory indicators to enable the police to discourage perverse incentives
and to allow them to focus on their clear objective, to cut crime. This applies equally
to crime in rural areas as it does to crime in our towns and cities and we have
no plans to create new central targets for reducing crime in rural areas. It is now the responsibility of directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure the police deal with the issues that really matter to the communities they serve, and the public will
hold them to account for this.