Overall reported crime in Katesgrove ward has not changed between the 12 months ending September 2016 and the 12 months ending September 2017, according to crime statistics released by the Home Office.
A breakdown by crime category shows that reports of theft from the person have fallen by 61% and those for violent and sexual crime have fallen by 15% over the period, while reports of weapon possession have increased by 63% and bicycle theft reports have increased by 49%.
Thames Valley Police say that, unlike many other crime report 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 may reflect an increase in police activity.
This table shows the same data as the graph, with a total at the bottom.
|Category||October 2015 to September 2016||October 2016 to September 2017||% change between September 2016 and September 2017|
|Anti social behaviour||250||248||-1|
|Violent crime and sexual offences||273||233||-15|
|Criminal damage arson||127||134||6|
|Possession of weapons||8||13||63|
|Theft from the person||23||9||-61|
Notes about the data.
- Data is sourced from data.police.uk who say this data is subject to alteration, and locations are approximated.
- 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.
- Changes in crime numbers may be artefactual; a change in category definitions or reporting protocols, for example.
- Data may be released with more than a months delay. The data shown here is the most recently released at the time of publication.
- Police neighbourhood boundaries may change each month and are not the same as ward boundaries. This article uses the more stable ward boundaries.