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Reading crime stats

The overall crime rate in Reading city is 106.6 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 9.0k crimes were violent crimes which is 35.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 107% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 46.0% over the last twelve months.The category of "bicycle theft crime" is the highest ranking crime category when category crime rate is compared to the national average. "Bicycle theft crime" rate is at 262% of national crime rate which puts Reading on 7. position out of 99 England's and Wales' cities in this crime category. "Bicycle theft crime" makes up 2.7% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "bicycle theft crime" is 696 cases and has decreased by 24.7% when compared year-over-year in the period of May 2023 - April 2024.

Reading crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 cities)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime35.4%30. lowest107%9.0k-8.4%
Shoplifting crime10.2%51. highest144%2.6k46.0%
Antisocial behaviour crime10.1%17. lowest67%2.6k10.5%
Other theft crime9.2%21. highest122%2.3k-2.7%
Public order crime7.9%40. lowest112%2.0k-26.5%
Criminal damage and arson crime6.9%18. lowest94%1.8k-14.9%
Vehicle crime6.3%48. highest107%1.6k-7.0%
Burglary crime3.6%33. lowest89%924-26.0%
Bicycle theft crime2.7%7. highest262%696-24.7%
Drugs crime2.5%33. lowest95%63015.2%
Theft from the person crime1.9%11. highest90%478-17.0%
Other crime1.6%26. lowest89%3958.5%
Robbery crime0.9%37. lowest77%241-0.8%
Possession of weapons crime0.7%14. lowest83%183-2.1%
Crime statisticShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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Reading crime rate by crime statistic

This graph compares crime rate in Reading city to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Reading crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticReading city crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour10.816.1
Bicycle theft2.91.1
Criminal damage and arson7.37.8
Other crime1.71.9
Other theft9.88.0
Possession of weapons0.80.9
Public order8.57.6
Theft from the person2.02.2
Vehicle crime6.86.3
Violent crime37.835.4

Reading crime rate comparison map

Reading crime rate comparison map

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