Reported crime in Katesgrove up by 14%

katesgrove-rolling12month-category-oct16Reported crime in Katesgrove has increased by 14.4% between the 12 months ending October 2015 and the 12 months ending October 2016, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office this month.

The category of crime with the largest change over the most recent 24 months for which data is available has been shoplifting at 208% (albeit on fairly small numbers), but the categories with the largest number are anti-social behaviour and violent crime. These latter two groups comprise 47% of all reported crime in the most recent 12 months for which data is available.

This table shows the same data as the graph, with a total at the bottom.

Crime category 1 November 2014 – 31 October 2015 1 November 2015 – 31 October 2016 Percentage change
Possession of weapons 4 9 125
Robbery 9 11 22.2
Other crime 16 14 -12.5
Public order 31 18 -41.9
Theft from the person 14 22 57.1
Shoplifting 12 37 208.3
Drugs 34 42 23.5
Bicycle theft 44 43 -2.3
Burglary 53 73 37.7
Other theft 73 79 8.2
Vehicle crime 104 100 -3.8
Criminal damage arson 86 133 54.7
Anti social behaviour 262 246 -6.1
Violent crime 220 274 24.5
TOTAL 962 1101 14.4

Notes about the data.

  1. Data is sourced from who say this data is subject to alteration, and locations are approximated.
  2. Minor discrepancies in per-area totals between the police mapping tool and that shown here are usually because a crime’s anonymised location is given as the middle of a public road forming the boundary between two areas.
  3. Changes in crime numbers may be artefactual; a change in category definitions or reporting protocols, for example.
  4. Data may be released with more than a month’s delay. The data shown here is the most recently released at the time of publication.
  5. Police neighbourhood boundaries may change each month and are not the same as ward boundaries. This article uses the more stable ward boundaries.
  6. ‘Katesgrove’ is defined as the ward of Katesgrove (not the ‘Minster / Katesgrove’ or ‘Redlands / Katesgrove’ neighbourhoods used by the police).


  1. Minster & Katesgrove crime statistics
  2. Source data

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