Reading crime stats

The overall crime rate in Reading postcode area is 82.9 crimes per 1,000. Most crimes, 23.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 36.6% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 87% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 56.5% 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 144% of national crime rate which puts Reading on 19. position out of 99 England's and Wales' postcode areas in this crime category. "Bicycle theft crime" makes up 1.9% of all crimes committed in the area. The total number of "bicycle theft crime" is 1.2k cases and has decreased by 24.3% when compared year-over-year in the period of June 2023 - May 2024.

Reading crime statistics
Crime statisticShare of all crimesRanking (99 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →36.6%31. lowest87%23.7k-10.5%
Antisocial behaviour crime →10.6%6. lowest56%6.9k0.1%
Shoplifting crime →10.2%32. highest112%6.6k56.5%
Other theft crime →7.9%37. lowest84%5.1k-8.7%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.9%26. lowest85%5.1k-9.2%
Public order crime →7.9%37. lowest88%5.1k-27.9%
Vehicle crime →6.0%46. lowest81%3.9k-6.2%
Burglary crime →4.2%35. lowest82%2.7k-13.8%
Drugs crime →2.3%26. lowest70%1.5k8.8%
Bicycle theft crime →1.9%19. highest144%1.2k-24.3%
Other crime →1.7%31. lowest75%1.1k3.3%
Theft from the person crime →1.3%29. highest49%818-13.5%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%28. lowest72%5196.6%
Robbery crime →0.7%30. lowest47%470-0.2%
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 postcode area to the national crime rate for each crime statistic.

Reading crime rate by crime statistic
Crime statisticReading postcode area crime rateEngland and Wales - national crime rate
Anti-social behaviour8.815.7
Bicycle theft1.61.1
Criminal damage and arson6.57.7
Other crime1.41.9
Other theft6.67.8
Possession of weapons0.70.9
Public order6.57.4
Theft from the person1.02.1
Vehicle crime5.06.2
Violent crime30.335.1

Reading crime rate comparison map

Reading crime rate comparison map

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