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Where can we find stats and types of crimes in Reading?
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Try this? https://www.ukcrimestats.com/Subdivisions/UTA/2596/

Think ONS does something too.
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All crime will reduce over the coming weeks but that's not to say they aren't happening, its just not being reported e.g. domestic abuse and rape is still happening but people are scared to waste police time. plus drug dealers are selling via mail instead of in person
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This is becoming more common across the country:
https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news ... tv-appeal/

Criminals will walk and wait around homes and wait for the person to come home and then when the front door is open, one criminal pushes them whilst the other gang members rush into the house to rob it. Be safe everyone
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My son tells me that pet theft has increased considerably recently. I am not surprised, people are asking [email protected] £3000 for cross breed puppies.
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GaryyHill wrote: 18 Apr 2020 11:12 All crime will reduce over the coming weeks but that's not to say they aren't happening, its just not being reported e.g. domestic abuse and rape is still happening but people are scared to waste police time. plus drug dealers are selling via mail instead of in person

Not sure why you think that...we’ve seen a big increase in attempted car break ins locally and although several people have footage of the perpetrators the police aren’t interested.
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My neighbour's security camera covers my drive. A few nights ago, it recorded someone walking up my drive and trying my car doors. they then crossed the road and tried the car there. We heard that the same night a car nearby had been opened and stuff taken. Sounds as if someone was trying all the cars in the area and hoping to get lucky. It was very blatant, only 10.50 pm. As the camera was triggered, a very bright security light also came on, which the person ignored.
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Mayfield wrote: 09 Nov 2020 18:52
GaryyHill wrote: 18 Apr 2020 11:12 All crime will reduce over the coming weeks but that's not to say they aren't happening, its just not being reported e.g. domestic abuse and rape is still happening but people are scared to waste police time. plus drug dealers are selling via mail instead of in person

Not sure why you think that...we’ve seen a big increase in attempted car break ins locally and although several people have footage of the perpetrators the police aren’t interested.
Nothing new there then! Yet the slightest breach of lockdown rules they are on to you like a ton of bricks.
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maggieaitch wrote: 09 Nov 2020 21:49 My neighbour's security camera covers my drive. A few nights ago, it recorded someone walking up my drive and trying my car doors. they then crossed the road and tried the car there. We heard that the same night a car nearby had been opened and stuff taken. Sounds as if someone was trying all the cars in the area and hoping to get lucky. It was very blatant, only 10.50 pm. As the camera was triggered, a very bright security light also came on, which the person ignored.
It’s pretty much a weekly occurrence around here, islands, Chiltern, Derby Road too ...often seems to be a female in a hoody..
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TBH I always smile at mention of the police not taking notice, which isn’t true as they do – but it does need to be reported!
When we where still allowed to attend our local group meeting we had a couple of vociferous attendees who reckoned they ‘reported’ everything that went on where they lived (and it was like a gramophone) BUT
We often had the local police attend and a couple of times the area Sergeant, (and higher on occasions) at those meeting he was there the same people started going on about making reports and police not doing anything so he asked when was it all reported etc
Then he came out with all the listed figures of reports for the areas concerned (he had brought them to discuss with us) - and guess what NONE of the ones these two mention they had made, where listed as being reported?

I will add the same pair also claimed that they went through a barrage of questions about race / religion and other stuff when trying to make these reports, whereas other of us who have made real reports mentioned we never had that sort of treatment…………….


The police don’t have the resources to answer everything with a call out / visit – but that doesn’t mean they are not interested not taking any s action - all the info received will be taken and stored by the police and they try to build a case / use it where possible
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Mayfield wrote: 09 Nov 2020 23:01
maggieaitch wrote: 09 Nov 2020 21:49 My neighbour's security camera covers my drive. A few nights ago, it recorded someone walking up my drive and trying my car doors. they then crossed the road and tried the car there. We heard that the same night a car nearby had been opened and stuff taken. Sounds as if someone was trying all the cars in the area and hoping to get lucky. It was very blatant, only 10.50 pm. As the camera was triggered, a very bright security light also came on, which the person ignored.
It’s pretty much a weekly occurrence around here, islands, Chiltern, Derby Road too ...often seems to be a female in a hoody..
It does seem to be that casual crime is ‘area’ related as they mention it on FB a lot that it happens in Earley / LE but we rarely get anything where we live
We did have a run of it along the road about 10/11 months back and a few damaged cars about a couple of years before that (that was students who got seen / caught and done for it all) but that’s about all – seems to be once a year or less
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Reports of two people being arrested for trying to steal from cars, in Southcote, just hope it’s the same people...
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OLDMAN wrote: 10 Nov 2020 09:44 It does seem to be that casual crime is ‘area’ related as they mention it on FB a lot that it happens in Earley / LE but we rarely get anything where we live
Do you get the ACER Newsletter? Or see Nextdoor Digest? Apparently quite prolific round here.
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piwacket wrote: 10 Nov 2020 11:38
OLDMAN wrote: 10 Nov 2020 09:44 It does seem to be that casual crime is ‘area’ related as they mention it on FB a lot that it happens in Earley / LE but we rarely get anything where we live
Do you get the ACER Newsletter? Or see Nextdoor Digest? Apparently quite prolific round here.
We don’t get ACER this side of the railway etc as it’s more local to your area, and I don’t like Nextdoor Digest as some of their info is a bit odd – not sure where it comes from!

I get the police figures sent to me (as V’Chair of our local group) which covers Redlands / University / Park – and now Newtown I also get Thame Valley Alert notifications
Also use https://www.checkmystreet.co.uk/ which uses the TVP figures
On there this area had: (this comes up the same in the official stuff I get)
5 incidents violent crime
2 incidents vehicle crime
1 incidents criminal damage arson
1 incident anti social behaviour
1 incident burglary
1 incident drugs

That’s in all of Park Ward plus a little around it, over about 2 months
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Mayfield wrote: 09 Nov 2020 23:01

It’s pretty much a weekly occurrence around here, islands, Chiltern, Derby Road too ...often seems to be a female in a hoody..
I saw some pictures online of a lady in a black hoody doing this and it looked a lot like the lady who seems to 'manage' the beggars in Caversham precinct.
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joe_smooth wrote: 10 Nov 2020 14:12
Mayfield wrote: 09 Nov 2020 23:01

It’s pretty much a weekly occurrence around here, islands, Chiltern, Derby Road too ...often seems to be a female in a hoody..
I saw some pictures online of a lady in a black hoody doing this and it looked a lot like the lady who seems to 'manage' the beggars in Caversham precinct.
My son said the same thing.
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Caught the local news last week. A piece on crime in Reading. Mainly about drugs and cuckooing. Shocking how much of it goes on, on our doorstep.

I think Reading Council are planning to house vulnerable people on the old Central Pool site. Is this really a good idea?.....
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Did you get sacked from your job in the tourist information office?
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KeithW wrote: 17 Oct 2021 10:35 Did you get sacked from your job in the tourist information office?
:goodposting: I wonder if he (?she ) will ever take the hint.
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KeithW wrote: 17 Oct 2021 10:35 Did you get sacked from your job in the tourist information office?

:roflol3:

Naughty. But funeee.

TBH, when I first read that, I thought it said cuckolding instead of cuckooing....
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 17 Oct 2021 11:09
KeithW wrote: 17 Oct 2021 10:35 Did you get sacked from your job in the tourist information office?

:roflol3:

Naughty. But funeee.

TBH, when I first read that, I thought it said cuckolding instead of cuckooing....
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maggieaitch wrote: 17 Oct 2021 10:58
KeithW wrote: 17 Oct 2021 10:35 Did you get sacked from your job in the tourist information office?
:goodposting: I wonder if he (?she ) will ever take the hint.
:offtopic1:
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So what do you think about housing vulnerable people down by the Oxford Road? Whilst it's good vulnerable people are being housed, I'm not convinced putting them in this area is really a good idea....
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What on earth is 'cuckooing' when it's at home? :?

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windrush wrote: 18 Oct 2021 16:12 What on earth is 'cuckooing' when it's at home? :?

Pete.
It's when it's at your home.
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KeithW wrote: 18 Oct 2021 16:13
windrush wrote: 18 Oct 2021 16:12 What on earth is 'cuckooing' when it's at home? :?

Pete.
It's when it's at your home.
I'm none the wiser, not an expression I have ever come across?

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Pete ---I think it means when unscrupulous people move into the house of a vulnerable person and then use that person and/or their house, for illegal activities. It very often happens to people with mental health issues who are powerless to get rid of the intruders.
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windrush wrote: 18 Oct 2021 16:24
KeithW wrote: 18 Oct 2021 16:13
windrush wrote: 18 Oct 2021 16:12 What on earth is 'cuckooing' when it's at home? :?

Pete.
It's when it's at your home.
I'm none the wiser, not an expression I have ever come across?

Pete.
It's when criminals take over your home (or rather, that of a vulnerable person) for nefarious purposes.

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=cuckooing+crime
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Thank you both, never heard of that happening.

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Yes - sadly it's all too common in the UK. When these vulnerable people are re-homed on the Central swimming pool site, I hope there are regular checks on them.
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Assuming that the old pool site is used for the container type homes that Reading has started, I think it’s a good idea.
They will be close enough to the Great Knolly Street former pub that acts as a centre.
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dave m wrote: 19 Oct 2021 09:24 Assuming that the old pool site is used for the container type homes that Reading has started, I think it’s a good idea.
They will be close enough to the Great Knolly Street former pub that acts as a centre.
The Stelios orange shipping containers are by the cattle market.

The homes for vulnerable people are on the old central pool site. Slap bang in one of the roughest areas in Reading.
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ChipbuttyG wrote: 19 Oct 2021 10:11
dave m wrote: 19 Oct 2021 09:24 Assuming that the old pool site is used for the container type homes that Reading has started, I think it’s a good idea.
They will be close enough to the Great Knolly Street former pub that acts as a centre.
The Stelios orange shipping containers are by the cattle market.

The homes for vulnerable people are on the old central pool site. Slap bang in one of the roughest areas in Reading.
Link? Article? Plans? People can’t really make much comment unless there’s something to read about it first.

I found this https://www.reading.gov.uk/news/council ... residents/. Looks like land around Hexam Road , Amethyst Lane and Dwyer Road is also being looked at to develop.
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Voiceoftreason? wrote: 19 Oct 2021 14:45
ChipbuttyG wrote: 19 Oct 2021 10:11
dave m wrote: 19 Oct 2021 09:24 Assuming that the old pool site is used for the container type homes that Reading has started, I think it’s a good idea.
They will be close enough to the Great Knolly Street former pub that acts as a centre.
The Stelios orange shipping containers are by the cattle market.

The homes for vulnerable people are on the old central pool site. Slap bang in one of the roughest areas in Reading.
Link? Article? Plans? People can’t really make much comment unless there’s something to read about it first.

I found this https://www.reading.gov.uk/news/council ... residents/. Looks like land around Hexam Road , Amethyst Lane and Dwyer Road is also being looked at to develop.
https://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news ... ther-site/

https://www.getreading.co.uk/news/readi ... g-20954694
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years ago a girlfriend's grandmother lived near George street/James street in a block of flats that I assumed was RBC for the elderly.
The old Central site is suggested as a base for the elderly among others. plus homes?
Seems a good idea to me?
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