The rural geography of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight presents unique policing challenges for Hampshire Constabulary.

Preventing and detecting crime is often harder due to the fact that there may be fewer witnesses to criminal activity and there are greater opportunities for criminals to target isolated properties and businesses.

Rural Safer Neighbourhoods teams are working hard in rural towns and villages to identify priorities and solve community problems.

Here you will find crime prevention advice on a range of issues that generally affect rural communities.

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Rural Times is our partnership publication, issued quarterly.

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Summer  |  Autumn

Click here
for a copy of our Rural Policing Strategy.

Click here for a copy of our presentation on rural crime performance.