CRIMINAL damage and arson can be serious offences, sometimes carrying lengthy prison stays.

Across Reading, 29 instances of the crime were reported in the most recent month available via police stats (December 2020).

They took place across different areas of the town.

Using Police.UK figures, we have been able to show with an interactive map where the recent incidents have taken place in the town, and how many there were.

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Below, we have mapped the areas that have seen criminal damage and/or arson during December 2020.

Details appear when an incident is clicked on.

During this period, 29 situations were reported throughout Reading.

A few instances which cannot be shown on the map includes cases of reports near an unidentified parking area or shopping area.

Police map

Police map

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The map is populated with data submitted by local forces.

Please note that not all crimes that occurred can be shown on the map - more incidents occurred in this time which Thames Valley Police could not be map to a location and therefore not include in the graphic.