National Rural Crime Network

Police Funding Research 2024/25

Building upon our recent report on organised criminal gangs, we conducted comprehensive research to delve into the allocation of funding between rural policing and urban police forces, aiming to grasp the existing disparities.

By examining the funding dynamics between rural and urban areas, we aimed to uncover insights crucial for enhancing our understanding of the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies.

Police Forces Budget

Rural Police Forces

6.77%

Urban Police Forces

42.15%

Rural v/s Urban Percentage Increase Comparison

Urban Police Forces Budget (2024/25): £8,521.1 million. Rural Police Forces Budget (2024/25): £6,034 million.

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Recent Crime Trends

Urban vs Rural Percentage Increase Comparison

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Rural Crime 2022/23

0 %

Urban Crime 2022/23

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A study done by the House of Commons Library reveals that the crime rate in rural areas has surged by 32 per cent since 2011 – compared to 24 per cent for urban areas.

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Surge in Crime Rates Since 2011​

Rural Police Forces

32

Urban Police Forces

24

Rural v/s Urban Percentage
by House of Commons Library

Public Perception

0 %

of rural residents

feel police don't take rural crime seriously.

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Economic Impact

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£ 0 Million

Cost of Rural Crime

2022/23

Environmental Impact

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0 Cases

Fly-Tipping Incidents

2022/23

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