Whitley crime up 10%

Reported crime in Whitley has increased by 10% between the 12 months ending April 2016 and the 12 months ending April 2017, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.

Reports of anti-social behaviour, shoplifting, vehicle crime and bicycle theft have gone up in the last 12 months compared to the previous 12.

Crime reports of weapon possession have seen an increase of 150%, 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 282 347 23
Violent crime 315 299 -5
Other theft 178 173 -3
Criminal damage arson 168 156 -7
Shoplifting 68 102 50
Burglary 86 98 14
Vehicle crime 75 92 23
Bicycle theft 30 49 63
Public order 32 38 19
Drugs 29 33 14
Other crime 18 27 50
Theft from the person 26 21 -19
Possession of weapons 4 10 150
Robbery 6 7 17
Total 1317 1452 10

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

2 thoughts on “Whitley crime up 10%

  1. At least violent crime down a tad. Would be nice to see a crackdown on motorbike riders with no lid on. Someone is going to get hurt.


  2. Pingback: Cuckooing, drugs and exploitation in south Reading | The Whitley Pump

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