POLICE data has revealed Reading's most commonly reported crime.

Using figures throughout a 12-month period, (August 2019 - July 2020), violence and sexual offences has been shown as the most common crime reported.

During this period, 1,778 cases were reported to police in the central Reading area.

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The Chronicle has delved into the other crime figures recorded throughout this period and have provided a summary of the most common crimes.

Five most commonly reported crimes from August 2019 - July 2020

1. Violence and sexual offences: 1,778 reported, accounting for 30.6 per cent of all crimes in this timeframe

2. 'Other theft': 612 reported, accounting for 10.5 per cent of all crimes

3. Anti-Social behaviour: 604 reported, accounting for 10.4 per cent of all crimes

4. Shoplifting: 497 reported account for 8.6 per cent of all crimes

5. Bicycle theft: 386 reported, accounting for 6.6 per cent of all crimes

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Reading Chronicle:

Table from Police.UK shows amount of all crimes reported in the 12 month period