Reading crime stats

January 2024

Most crimes, 25.1k crimes were violent crimes which is 37.7% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 91% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 45.7% over the last twelve months.Reading crime statistics
Crime categoryShare of all crimesRanking (95 postcode areas)% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
Violent crime →37.7%29. lowest91%25.1k-4.9%
Antisocial behaviour crime →10.1%6. lowest55%6.7k-5.3%
Public order crime →8.6%37. lowest90%5.7k-23.7%
Shoplifting crime →8.2%46. lowest100%5.5k45.7%
Criminal damage and arson crime →8.0%19. lowest86%5.4k-7.1%
Other theft crime →8.0%27. lowest84%5.3k-0.7%
Vehicle crime →6.4%45. lowest86%4.3k17.4%
Burglary crime →4.6%37. lowest89%3.0k10.0%
Drugs crime →2.2%19. lowest69%1.5k5.3%
Bicycle theft crime →1.9%18. highest145%1.3k-20.1%
Other crime →1.6%21. lowest74%1.1k2.9%
Theft from the person crime →1.2%29. highest51%823-8.5%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%31. lowest75%53316.4%
Robbery crime →0.7%24. lowest44%4492.3%
Crime categoryShare of all crimesCrime rate ranking% of national crime rateCrime volume% annual change
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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 145% of national crime rate which puts Reading on 18. position out of 95 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 1.3k cases and has decreased by 20.1% when compared year-over-year in the period of January 2023 - December 2023.

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