Thames Valley Police come to the Reading University London Road Campus on 12 April


The Redlands neighbourhood policing team will hold a Redlands and University Safer Neighbourhood Forum on Thursday 12 April at 7.00pm at Reading University London Road Campus in room G12, building L33.

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Reading East MP Matt Rodda says violent crime is rising. But is it?

Matt Rodda, Katesgrove councillor and Reading East MP

Reading East MP Matt Rodda recently gave his opinion that violent crime was rising and that the government should end police cuts. Mr Rodda used Thames Valley Police performance figures for Reading as evidence for this. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is wary of interpreting police crime report data to show trends in violent crime, and both Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) have suggested that recent rises in violent crime recorded by the police may be due to improvements in police recording procedures.

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