Crime Statistics for Reading, Berkshire, May 2022

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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 2022 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 808 street level crime incidents in Reading in May 2022. The largest category was Violent Crime, followed by Public Order. 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 Crime274
Public Order99
Shoplifting86
Other Theft63
Bicycle Theft61
Criminal Damage Arson58
Vehicle Crime45
Anti Social Behaviour44
Burglary20
Theft From The Person20
Other Crime15
Drugs14
Robbery5
Possession Of Weapons4
All Crime808

Map of street level crime incidents in May 2022

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
Reading808
Lower Caversham (0.88 miles)779
Coley (0.62 miles)598
Caversham (1.24 miles)420
Foudry Brook (0.87 miles)362
Caversham Heights (1.39 miles)226
Horncastle (2.56 miles)204
Emmer Green (1.96 miles)132
Southcote (2.24 miles)132
Littlestead Green (2.24 miles)79



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
Reading274
Lower Caversham249
Coley193
Foudry Brook130
Caversham128
Horncastle92
Caversham Heights76
Southcote51
Emmer Green49
Littlestead Green33

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Last updated: May 2022
Information provided by data.police.uk
Published under the Open Government Licence v3.0


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