Burglary and shoplifting increases in Katesgrove

Reported crime in Katesgrove has increased by 5% between the 12 months ending April 2016 and the 12 months ending April 2017, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.

There have been more reports of burglary, bicycle theft and shoplifting over the last 12 months compared to the previous 12, whilst reports of drug, violence, theft from the person and public order offences are down.

Crime reports of weapon possession have seen an increase of 71%, albeit on relatively small numbers. Thames Valley Police say that unlike other crime statistics, which are taken when when somebody reports it, weapon possession reports are recorded when an officer catches someone committing an offence, so an increase in this statistic reflects an increase in police activity.

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

Category May 2015 to April 2016 May 2016 to April 2017 % change between April 2016 and April 2017
Anti social behaviour 252 256 2
Violent crime 281 236 -16
Criminal damage arson 106 134 26
Vehicle crime 101 123 22
Other theft 77 85 10
Burglary 52 84 62
Bicycle theft 36 53 47
Shoplifting 25 38 52
Drugs 44 33 -25
Public order 27 22 -19
Theft from the person 18 14 -22
Other crime 23 13 -43
Possession of weapons 7 12 71
Robbery 11 9 -18
Total 1060 1112 5

Notes about the data.

  1. Data is sourced from data.police.uk 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 crimes 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 months 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.


  1. Neighbourhood crime statistics
  2. Source data
  3. Crime statistics for Thames Valley Police May 2017

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