Crime Statistics for Reading, Berkshire, March 2021

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Crime Statistics for Reading, Reading, Berkshire
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 March 2021 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 582 street level crime incidents in Reading in March 2021. 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 Crime216
Anti Social Behaviour64
Public Order62
Other Theft45
Criminal Damage Arson41
Vehicle Crime29
Bicycle Theft23
Theft From The Person16
Other Crime10
Possession Of Weapons5
All Crime582

Map of street level crime incidents in March 2021

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
Lower Caversham (0.88 miles)453
Coley (0.62 miles)415
Foudry Brook (0.87 miles)329
Caversham Heights (1.39 miles)198
Caversham (1.24 miles)181
Horncastle (2.56 miles)148
Emmer Green (1.96 miles)111
Southcote (2.24 miles)98
Littlestead Green (2.24 miles)76

of 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
Lower Caversham153
Foudry Brook100
Caversham Heights76
Emmer Green41
Littlestead Green28

Last updated: March 2021
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