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Susan Fletcher (Police, Crime Prevention Support Officer, Northamptonshire)
We have been advised from the Office for National Statistics that they have contracted Kantar Public to carry out the 2017-18 Crime Survey for England and Wales. The survey was previously known as the British Crime Survey (BCS). The survey will be conducted throughout the year.
The Crime Survey will ask both adults and children (aged 10 to 15) in England and Wales about their experiences of crime.
All interviewers who work out the survey carry a Market Research Society Interviewer Identity Card. The card includes the interviewer's name and photograph, and a number to call to check their identity.
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the Crime Survey, please call the Crime Survey Information Line at Kantar Public on free phone 0800 051 0882 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the Crime Survey for England and Wales website www.crimesurvey.co.uk
We appreciate that Northamptonshire Police advice is, especially to the elderly or vulnerable persons, would be not to open the door to unexpected callers and this advice still stands. However, the Office for National Statistics have advised us of its forthcoming Crime Survey and we have taken the opportunity to share this information with those within the area, so that they are aware. People can still choose not to open the door, but we wanted to make as many people as possible aware that this company will be working within the area.
If you suspect a bogus caller is at your door, even if you didn’t let them in, call 999.