Crime Statistics for Reading, Berkshire, May 2020

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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 May 2020 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 535 street level crime incidents in Reading in May 2020. 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 Crime181
Anti Social Behaviour73
Public Order53
Other Theft43
Vehicle Crime39
Criminal Damage Arson37
Burglary24
Drugs24
Bicycle Theft22
Shoplifting17
Possession Of Weapons10
Theft From The Person6
Robbery4
Other Crime2
All Crime535

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2020

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
Reading535
Coley (0.62 miles)448
Lower Caversham (0.88 miles)432
Foudry Brook (0.87 miles)354
Caversham (1.24 miles)269
Caversham Heights (1.39 miles)222
Emmer Green (1.96 miles)135
Horncastle (2.56 miles)120
Littlestead Green (2.24 miles)77
Southcote (2.24 miles)64

24.8%
of Reading residents were born outside of the UK, according to the 2011 Census



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
Reading181
Lower Caversham144
Coley138
Foudry Brook111
Caversham Heights79
Caversham68
Horncastle55
Emmer Green36
Littlestead Green22
Southcote15

Last updated: July 6, 2020
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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