Reading crime stats

March 2024

Most crimes, 24.7k crimes were violent crimes which is 37.4% of all crimes committed in the area. Violent crime rate is at 89% of national crime rate. Shoplifting crime was the fastest growing crime and it increased by 41.8% 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 →37.4%32. lowest89%24.7k-7.7%
Antisocial behaviour crime →10.2%5. lowest55%6.8k-4.2%
Shoplifting crime →8.8%41. highest104%5.8k41.8%
Public order crime →8.3%42. lowest90%5.5k-26.4%
Other theft crime →8.0%35. lowest85%5.3k-3.2%
Criminal damage and arson crime →7.9%22. lowest84%5.2k-10.8%
Vehicle crime →6.3%45. lowest86%4.2k6.4%
Burglary crime →4.4%37. lowest88%2.9k1.6%
Drugs crime →2.3%25. lowest72%1.5k12.6%
Bicycle theft crime →1.9%18. highest145%1.3k-27.7%
Other crime →1.7%34. lowest77%1.1k3.4%
Theft from the person crime →1.2%29. highest53%815-14.4%
Possession of weapons crime →0.8%30. lowest74%53112.7%
Robbery crime →0.7%26. lowest45%440-2.0%
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 27.7% when compared year-over-year in the period of March 2023 - February 2024.

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