Crime Statistics for Reading, Berkshire, November 2019

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Crime Statistics for Reading, Reading, Berkshire

The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of street level crime in Reading using the latest Police statistics. Police data is usually published two months in arrears, so November 2019 are the latest figures. The data published by the Police are incidents that were reported to them in that month, not the crimes that were prosecuted and/or had further action taken. In by far the majority of incidents, no further action is taken.

There were a total of 624 street level crime incidents in Reading in November 2019. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Anti Social Behaviour. Below are these incidents broken down by category.

Although violent crime represents the largest incidents category in Reading, this category is usually the largest in any urban area. This is partly because 'Violent Crime' covers so many offences compared to say Burglary

Crime CategoryIncidents
Violent Crime220
Anti Social Behaviour78
Other Theft52
Criminal Damage Arson48
Shoplifting44
Burglary32
Public Order32
Bicycle Theft30
Vehicle Crime26
Theft From The Person21
Drugs16
Other Crime10
Robbery8
Possession Of Weapons7
All Crime624

Map of street level crime incidents in November 2019

Police data is divided in Policing Neighbourhoods. We have taken the 'best fit' neighbourhood that includes Reading. This map shows if incidents are evenly distributed over the district or if there are hot spots in certain streets or areas.

Where Police data is not specific to an address for privacy reasons, most roads are represented by 1 to 2 markers or clusters. However, this should be enough to ascertain if the road you live in or are thinking of moving to, is a crime hot spot. The only exception could be where there is a large cluster of a single crime category on a street, as this could but not necessarily be related to multiple incidents at one address.



Crime incidents in neighbouring areas to Reading

We've taken the ten nearest places to Reading and ranked them by the number of crime incidents in each. This should allow you to see if Reading has more crime than other surrounding areas.

LocationCrime Incidents
Reading624
Lower Caversham (0.88 miles)586
Coley (0.62 miles)491
Caversham (1.24 miles)330
Foudry Brook (0.87 miles)288
Caversham Heights (1.39 miles)155
Emmer Green (1.96 miles)106
Horncastle (2.56 miles)106
Southcote (2.24 miles)77
Littlestead Green (2.24 miles)51



Most violent places near Reading

The category of crime that most concerns people is violent crime. We have taken the ten nearest place to Reading and ranked them according to the number of violent incidents in the 'best fit' Policing neighbourhood.

LocationViolent Incidents
Reading220
Lower Caversham200
Coley160
Caversham121
Foudry Brook86
Caversham Heights51
Horncastle47
Emmer Green40
Littlestead Green25
Southcote24

Last updated: December 24, 2019
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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