21 Mar 2013

Survey set to cover rural crime and safety

7:15 am on 21 March 2013

Rural Women New Zealand is on the survey trail again.

After focusing on rural depression with its "Feeling Rotten" survey, the organisation is now gathering information on rural crime and safety issues.

Executive officer Noeline Holt says the aim is to work with the police and the Crimestoppers agency to make rural communities safer.

She says the three-week online survey will cover a wide range of issues that go beyond farm property and livestock thefts to traffic issues like drink-driving and speeding in rural areas.

Ms Holt says people can take part anonymously but are asked to include their postcode so police know which areas to target for specific issues raised.