Burglary and violent crime is down in the Royal Borough
POLICE are hailing their latest crime figures which show a reduction in the number of many types of crime in the Royal Borough.
The number of reported burglaries in the period April 1 to July 23 fell to 195 from 215 in the same period last year whilst the number of violent crimes in that period fell from 474 last year to 413 this year.
However, not all figures have fallen with theft from motor vehicles rising from 343 occurrences last year up to 383 this year.
Act Supt Dave Gilbert, local police commander for the Royal Borough, said: "Crime figures are largely going in the right direction.
"Burglary has been one of our big priorities and people need to remain vigilant with open windows and so on in this hot weather. Many of the thefts from motor vehicles can be attributed to vehicles which are not secured properly."
Despite the figures, Thames Valley Police are still urging residents to do all they can to not be a victim of crime by ensuring the windows and doors of cars and homes are locked and to contact the police in the event of becoming a victim of crime.
Act Supt Gilbert added: "The Royal Borough is a very safe place to live. We want people to get in touch with us to help us gather intelligence. If people do not want to get in touch with us directly, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously."
TVP can be contacted on 101 while Crimestoppers are available on call 0800 555 111.