Arson and vehicle crime increases in Redlands

Reported crime in Redlands has increased by 2% 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 drugs, arson and vehicle crime have increased in Redlands over the last 12 months compared to the previous 12. Reports of anti-social behaviour, public order and robbery have gone down.

Crime reports of weapon possession have seen an increase of 50%, 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 217 178 -18
Violent crime 190 176 -7
Criminal damage arson 93 119 28
Vehicle crime 84 116 38
Burglary 103 102 -1
Other theft 70 84 20
Bicycle theft 73 72 -1
Shoplifting 31 34 10
Drugs 25 31 24
Public order 23 18 -22
Theft from the person 16 17 6
Other crime 7 7 0
Possession of weapons 4 6 50
Robbery 5 4 -20
Total 941 964 2

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 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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